Birmingham V Leeds at St Andrews Stadium : Match Preview

02 March 2017 12:34
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Birmingham defender Paul Robinson available for Leeds clash

Birmingham defender Paul Robinson will be available against Leeds after the red card he received at Wolves was rescinded on appeal.

A Football Association panel overturned the dismissal which saw the veteran full-back sent off in the 53rd minute following a tussle with Wanderers striker Jon Dadi Bodvarsson.

Further good news for Blues boss Gianfranco Zola has seen the return to training of Lukas Jutkiewicz (hamstring), Jonathan Grounds (groin) and Jacques Maghoma (knee), although the game on Friday night might come too soon for Maghoma as he is short of match fitness.

Michael Morrison (groin) and Clayton Donaldson (Achilles) remain out but are nearing a return to training.

Leeds defender Charlie Taylor is back in contention after being sidelined since mid-December due to an Achilles injury.

Left-back Taylor, who returned to full training last week, will be hoping to play some part at St Andrew's but may have to settle for a place on the bench.

Right-back Lewie Coyle (foot) is still unavailable and fellow defender Tyler Denton is expected to be out for up to six weeks after knee surgery.

Head coach Garry Monk, who serves a one-game touchline ban, has no other new injury or suspension problems.

Source: PAR