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.