Birmingham v Blackburn
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The summer signing for Steve Bruce's men is struggling with a groin problem, and missed the defeat at Everton last weekend.
Jamie Clapham is also a doubt with a hamstring strain, so Bryan Hughes and Stan Lazaridis could both figure in the starting line-up.
Enigmatic Frenchman Christophe Dugarry is still out with a knee injury, so much of the goal threat will be provided by on-loan Chelsea striker Mikael Forssell.
Rovers will be looking to repeat their 4-0 win at St Andrews recently, and enter the match in good heart following a 1-0 victory at Newcastle United in their last Premiership outing.
Barry Ferguson is, of course, sidelined after sustaining a broken kneecap and Graeme Souness is unlikely to make any changes to the team that finished in the triumph on Tyneside.
Experienced centre back Craig Short is available again after recovering from a chest infection but may have to settle for a seat on the substitutes' bench.
Alan Mahon should keep his place in midfield after returning from a loan spell with Ipswich Town with renewed vigour.