Birmingham V Huddersfield at St Andrews Stadium : Match Preview

27 April 2017 02:34

Paul Robinson suspended for Birmingham

Birmingham are without captain Paul Robinson after he was banned for three games by the Football Association.

The defender denied a charge of violent conduct after an incident with James Chester in Sunday's 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa but was found guilty.

Defender Michael Morrison is out as he continues to recover from a hernia operation he had in February.

Goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak shrugged off a knock to face Villa meaning Adam Legzdins will again be on the bench.

Huddersfield full-back Tommy Smith is expected to return after a dead leg forced him to miss the midweek win at Wolves.

With a play-off place secured head coach David Wagner may be tempted to make changes to rest a few players like the influential Aaron Mooy.

The likes of on-loan Chelsea forward Izzy Brown, who has been a substitute for the last two matches after a month out with a knee injury, could be given a run out to improve his match fitness ahead of the post-season league matches.

Wagner is also awaiting an update on the fitness of striker Elias Kachunga, who has missed the last two matches with a calf problem.

Source: PAR