Blues monitor Hleb

26 February 2011 02:30
Alexander Hleb is Birmingham's major injury concern ahead of Sunday's Carling Cup final clash with his former club Arsenal at Wembley. The on-loan Barcelona player suffered a knee injury during the FA Cup fifth-round victory over Sheffield Wednesday last weekend. A scan has shown severe bruising as opposed to any serious ligament damage and Blues will monitor his fitness. Central defender Martin Jiranek is available after missing the 3-0 win against the Owls with a thigh injury. Striker Cameron Jerome is also expected to recover from the ankle setback sustained during that game. On-loan Tottenham winger David Bentley and January signing Curtis Davies are both cup-tied.

Source: PA