All over for Blues loanee Hleb
The former Arsenal player has been dogged by injury problems and
suffered his latest setback during the closing stages of last
weekend’s 2-0 home reversal against Fulham. It has emerged Hleb
suffered ligament damage and he is ruled out of the final game of
the season against Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Hleb had
already made it clear last month he had no desire to extend his
season long loan with Blues. The midfielder had previously
sustained hamstring and knee setbacks and he was only able to show
flashes of the form evident during his spell with the Gunners.
Birmingham boss Alex McLeish is sweating over the fitness of
several players ahead of the Spurs clash. Lee Bowyer (hamstring),
Stuart Parnaby (groin) and Martin Jiranek (ankle) are all doubtful
after being substituted against Fulham while Cameron Jerome (heel)
is also injured. In addition on-loan Tottenham winger David Bentley
is ineligible to face his parent club.