Dann blow for Birmingham

17 January 2011 10:30
Birmingham manager Alex McLeish confirmed central defender Scott Dann is likely to be out of action for the remainder of the season with his severe hamstring problem.

But he is not looking to bring in a new centre-back and has faith in Czech international Martin Jiranek to provide back-up for Roger Johnson and Liam Ridgewell.

McLeish said: "I think it will be a long shot for Scott to be back before the end of the season.

"Nothing has been totally confirmed yet but we are going to miss him for a long time.

"It's a blow and we wish the big fellow a successful recovery first and foremost.

"But I've got Jiranek. I brought Martin in just in case of an emergency and he is ready to step in."

Source: PA