Fresh Izzet blow for Blues
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Birmingham are sweating over the fitness of Muzzy Izzet.Birmingham are sweating over the fitness of Muzzy Izzet after the midfielder limped out of Tuesday's Carling Cup win at Scunthorpe.
Izzet has had a torrid time since swapping Leicester for Birmingham, with a knee injury the cause of his problems.
The Turkish schemer worked tirelessly over the summer to shake off the complaint and appeared to be on the way back after getting a series of substitute appearances under his belt.
He was handed a start at Glanford Park, but lasted just 26 minutes before limping out of the action.
The injury is not believed to be related to his knee complaint, but the Achilles problem is causing Blues chief Steve Bruce some concern.
"The injury to Muzzy Izzet was a real blow," said Bruce.
"We took him off and he has got to be a real doubt for Saturday's game against Liverpool.
"He has got a problem with his Achilles and it only leaves us with Damien Johnson in midfield for Saturday.
"I am starting to think I must have run over a black cat or something.
"I have never known anything like it."