Birmingham V Burnley at St Andrews Stadium : Match Preview

11 March 2014 04:01
Birmingham V Burnley - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Rusnak back for Blues

Albert Rusnak is back in contention for Birmingham ahead of the home game with high-flying Burnley.

The on-loan Manchester City midfielder is fit again after a month on the sidelines with a groin injury.

But defender Tyler Blackett, who is on loan from Manchester United, faces a late fitness test on a thigh problem.

Left-back Mitch Hancox is out for six weeks with an ankle injury and midfielder Brian Howard is also missing with ankle trouble as the Blues attempt to end a run of 12 home league matches without a win.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has a fully-fit squad available for the trip.

Dyche could therefore name the same starting XI for the ninth successive match as the Clarets attempt to extend their unbeaten run to 13 games.

However, Dyche was given food for thought after the introduction of midfielder Ross Wallace and striker Ashley Barnes as the substitutes helped Burnley come from a goal down to secure a famous 2-1 win at derby rivals Blackburn on Sunday.

Danny Ings and Sam Vokes are expected to continue up front, though, as they look to add to their combined tally of 44 goals this season.

Source: PA