Birmingham v Rotherham preview
Last Updated: 05/10/18 1:39pm
Birmingham have Maikel Kieftenbeld available for the Sky Bet Championship game with Rotherham after winning their appeal against his ban.
The Dutch midfielder was sent off following an off-the-ball incident with Neal Maupay during the 1-1 draw at Brentford on Tuesday.
Birmingham appealed a three-game ban for violent conduct for the incident which was followed by the dismissal of manager Garry Monk, who is banned from the touchline for the visit of the Millers. Birmingham are without long-term injury victims Isaac Vassell and David Davis.
Rotherham welcome back on-loan Zak Vyner who was unable to play against parent club Bristol City on Wednesday. They hope to have Richie Towell and Kyle Vassell back from injury but Michael Smith, their only fit striker, has been playing with a groin problem.
Richard Wood is a doubt after suffering an injury in the warm-up before the 0-0 draw with Bristol City. Sean Raggett, Jamie Proctor, Clark Robertson and Darren Potter are still out injured for the Millers.
Birmingham have lost one of their last 13 league matches against Rotherham (W6 D6), a 2-0 reverse in September 2015.
Rotherham have conceded at least twice in 15 of their 16 away matches at Birmingham in all competitions - in their most recent visit, they lost 4-2.
This is the first time since 2005-06 back in the Premier League that Birmingham have won just one of their opening 11 games to a league season.
Rotherham have lost each of their last six away league games, failing to score in the last four.
Birmingham boss Garry Monk has won all three of his managerial meetings with Rotherham in all competitions, winning a League Cup tie with Swansea in 2014-15 and both Championship matches with Leeds in 2016-17.
25% of Rotherham's Championship goals this season have come from the penalty spot (2/8), the highest ratio in the division.
David Prutton predicts: 1-0 (5/1 with Sky Bet)