McLeish to keep the faith in Blues

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish has no fresh injury problems ahead of Saturday’s Premier League game against Wigan at the DW Stadium.

The former Scotland boss is likely to keep faith with the squad which impressed in beating Wolves 1-0 last weekend to climb into 11th spot.

Striker Cameron Jerome picked up a first-half injury to his leg but has recovered and is set to continue his partnership with Christian Benitez.

Teemu Tainio, Garry O’Connor, Martin Taylor and David Murphy remain long-term casualties as City look to extend their unbeaten run to six games.

Birmingham (from): Hart, Carr, R Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell, Larsson, Ferguson, Bowyer, McFadden, Jerome, Benitez, Maik Taylor, Fahey, McSheffrey, Queudrue, O’Shea, Carsley, Vignal, D Johnson.