Brum hope for Upson boost
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Matthew Upson is to have an injection in a bid to aid his groin injury.Birmingham City defender Matthew Upson is to have an injection into his groin in a bid to be fit for the relegation battle with West Brom on Saturday.
Upson has missed the last five games with the problem and manager Steve Bruce has admitted he is worried about the length of time it is taking his defender to recover.
"Matty has been out now for the best part of a month," said Bruce.
"What we thought was going to be 14-21 days, the time span with a normal groin injury, is dragging a bit.
"He is going to have an injection and we are hoping he is going to be fit for West Brom.
"To have him back would obviously be a big boost."
Meanwhile, January signing Martin Latka hopes to return for the game at St Andrews but midfielder Muzzy Izzet will miss the crunch game.
Latka injured his shin during Birmingham's game with Sunderland whilst Izzet's calf problem returned against Middlesbrough and it will keep him out for at least two more weeks.