Vickers blow for Blues
By Philip Seery
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
A tendon injury forced the former Middlesbrough man to undergo knee surgery and the rehabilitation is likely to see him on the sidelines for the opening part of the season.
The experienced stopper could be out of action until mid-September ass he builds his fitness.
It is a further blow for Blues boss Steve Bruce who is working hard to keep Darren Purse at St Andrews.
The star defender, 27, has already shunned two contract offers and Bruce must use all his skills to convince Purse to sign an extended deal with the Midlands outfit.