Birmingham V Wigan at St Andrews Stadium : Match Preview

28 April 2014 03:01
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Mullins back for Blues

Birmingham manager Lee Clark has Hayden Mullins available for Tuesday's crunch clash with Wigan.

City, who need a point to haul themselves out of the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone, have recalled Mullins from his loan spell with Notts County as defensive cover, with Will Packwood (hamstring) still rated as doubtful.

Paul Robinson serves the final game of the three-match ban he received for picking up his 15th yellow card of the season, while Tom Thorpe (ankle) has gone back to parent club Manchester United.

On-loan West Brom midfielder Scott Allan came off the bench in the second half of Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Leeds to make his first appearance since August and he could be involved once again.

Striker Martyn Waghorn will be in Wigan's squad when they travel hoping to grab the three points needed to clinch a play-off spot.

Latics' promotion push has stalled somewhat in recent weeks and three defeats in the last four league games - including a surprising 2-0 reverse to Blackpool at the DW Stadium on Saturday - has given Tuesday night's fixture extra significance.

A win would guarantee their season is extended, though, and boss Uwe Rosler has confirmed Waghorn is in the squad. The former Leicester forward came off at half-time against the Seasiders having been suffering with an infection in the build-up.

Defender Ivan Ramis (hamstring) is still not ready to return, although Rosler indicated he could be close, while both Ben Watson (broken leg) and Chris McCann (knee) are out for the season.

Source: PA

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