Maribor v Birmingham preview

28 September 2011 05:43
Team news ahead of Thursday evening's Europa League Group H clash between NK Maribor and Birmingham at Ljudski vrt Stadium (kick-off 6pm).[LNB] Birmingham will be without captain Stephen Carr and fellow defender Curtis Davies for the trip to Slovenia.[LNB]The pair both suffered knee injuries in the 1-1 Championship draw with Barnsley last Saturday but manager Chris Hughton was relieved to learn that neither require significant recovery time.[LNB]Davies is set to be replaced by former Spain international Pablo Ibanez at centre-back with utility man Jonathan Spector likely to stand in for Carr at right-back.[LNB]Blues (from): Myhill, Doyle, Murphy, Caldwell, Ridgewell, Ibanez, Hubbins, Burke, Beausejour, Gomis, Fahey, Redmond, Spector, N'daw, Elliott, King, Rooney, Zigic, Asante, Wood.

Source: Team_Talk