McLeish to rest regulars

18 February 2011 10:00
Birmingham boss Alex McLeish will ring the changes for the FA Cup fifth-round clash with Sheffield Wednesday. Defenders Martin Jiranek and Liam Ridgewell are unlikely to be risked after suffering thigh and calf injuries respectively against Newcastle in midweek although both should be fit for the Carling Cup final against Arsenal a week on Sunday. McLeish will hand a late fitness test to centre-back Curtis Davies, who suffered a knee injury in training. The likes of Kevin Phillips, Matt Derbyshire, Alexander Hleb, Lee Bowyer, Keith Fahey, Stuart Parnaby, David Murphy, Jordan Mutch and Colin Doyle are all in contention to face the Owls.

Source: PA