Gardner wants new faces

Blues have a tough schedule ahead and Gardner feels more players

are needed to ease the burden on the current group. Birmingham face

difficult Premier League games against Everton, Manchester United

and Arsenal in Christmas week followed by a derby at Aston Villa

and a two-legged Carling Cup semi-final in January. Gardner said in

the Birmingham Mail: “We do need bodies. We need players in, end of

story. “We’ve got a brilliant set of lads, but we have a lot of

games coming up now. “After Christmas people may well be fatigued

and hopefully we will be able to bring in one or two new faces and

kick on from there.”