Birmingham v Sheff Wed preview
Last Updated: 27/09/17 12:01am
Carlos Carvalhal grabbed all of the headlines in the build-up to Sheffield Wednesday's clash with Birmingham in the Sky Bet Champioship on Wednesday, due to his bizarre outburst at the pre-match press conference.
It seems the Owls boss is feeling the heat after the home derby defeat to Sheffield United at the weekend.
The Brazilian has no fresh injury worries but Glenn Loovens and Almen Abdi are still not available for selection.
Birmingham caretaker boss Lee Carsley has a number of players out with hamstring injuries in Isaac Vassell, then Che Adams, Jota and Jason Lowe. He says he plans to address the problems which have led to various players suffering strains in recent weeks.
The Blues have lost five of their last seven league games against the Owls (W1 D1).
Sheffield Wednesday have won as many games in their last three away trips to Birmingham (2) as they had in their previous 13 visits in all competitions.
Wednesday have lost eight of their last 11 away league games on Wednesday (W1 D2).
Birmingham, meanwhile, haven't lost a home league game - including play-offs - on Wednesday in their last 18 games played on that day (W11 D7).
Jordan Rhodes has been involved in eight goals in his last eight league games against Birmingham (six goals, two assists).
Birmingham are one of only two Championship teams to have scored 100% of their goals this season from open play, along with Fulham.