Blues stretched for tough opener

14 August 2009 09:17
Defenders Liam Ridgewell, Martin Taylor, Scott Dann, Giovanny Espinoza and David Murphy are all unavailable.[LNB]Midfielder Lee Bowyer is suspended while striker Marcus Bent is sidelined by a hamstring problem.[LNB]But new signings Joe Hart, Roger Johnson, Gregory Vignal and Barry Ferguson will all make their debuts.[LNB]Fellow new boy, striker Christian Benitez, could be on the bench as he continues his recovery from shoulder surgery.[LNB]Kick-off at Old Trafford is at 1.30pm.[LNB]Birmingham (from): Hart, Taylor, Carr, Roger Johnson, Queudrue, Vignal, Parnaby, Larsson, Carsley, Ferguson, McSheffrey, Damien Johnson, Fahey, McFadden, Jerome, O'Connor, Phillips, Benitez, Sammons, Wilson.[LNB][LNB]

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