Birmingham v Wigan preview

24 September 2010 10:51
Team news for Saturday's Premier League clash between Birmingham and Wigan at St Andrew's.[LNB] Birmingham manager Alex McLeish has no new major injury problems ahead of tomorrow's home clash with the Latics.[LNB]Midfielder Michel is ruled out with a dead leg but at best the Spaniard was only likely to figure amongst the substitutes against the Latics.[LNB]James McFadden has undergone successful surgery on the anterior knee ligament injury he suffered a week ago.[LNB]McLeish has to decide whether to give a first league start to winger Jean Beausejour who impressed in the mid-week Carling Cup win over MK Dons while skipper Stephen Carr will return after resting the broken toe he has played with for the first month of the season.[LNB]Wigan midfielder Hendry Thomas is expected to miss the match after suffering a badly-cut shin in Carling Cup action this week.[LNB]Ronnie Stam and Franco Di Santo also suffered knocks in the 2-1 win over Preston but are expected to be fit while Victor Moses, who made his comeback from an ankle injury last weekend, is also pushing for a place in the squad.[LNB]Club captain Gary Caldwell (hip) played in a behind-closed-doors friendly this week but is still a few weeks away from a first-team return while Tom Cleverley (knee) is also out.[LNB]Birmingham (from): Foster, Taylor, Carr, Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell, Larsson, Gardner, Ferguson, Hleb, Bowyer, Jerome, Murphy, Phillips, Derbyshire, Fahey, Zigic, Parnaby, Beausejour, Jiranek.[LNB]Wigan (from): Al Habsi, Kirkland, Gohouri, Boyce, Stam, Figueroa, Alcaraz, N'Zogbia, Watson, Diame, Moses, McCarthy, Rodallega, Di Santo, Boselli, Gomez, S Caldwell, Golobart, McArthur.

Source: Team_Talk