Blues boss set to pick same XI

Veteran midfielder Lee Carsley reported to training with a stiff

back on Sunday but it is not expected to keep him out of contention

against Sam Allardyce’s team. McLeish is again likely to field an

unchanged line-up as City look to extend an unbeaten run of seven

matches from which they have collected 17 points. David Murphy,

Garry O’Connor, Martin Taylor and Teemu Tainio remain long-term

injury absentees. The match kicks off at 8pm. Birmingham (from):

Hart, Carr, Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell, Larsson, Ferguson, Bowyer,

McFadden, Jerome, Benitez, Maik Taylor, Phillips, Fahey,

McSheffrey, O’Shea, Carsley, Vignal.