Stoke v Birmingham preview

08 November 2010 03:05
Team news for Tuesday night's Premier League clash between Stoke and Birmingham at the Britannia Stadium.[LNB] Ryan Shawcross will miss out following his red card at Sunderland at the weekend.[LNB]Shawcross was shown two yellow cards - much to the fury of boss Tony Pulis - in the 2-0 defeat at the Stadium of Light.[LNB]Robert Huth is expected to move into the centre of defence, with either Danny Higginbotham or Andy Wilkinson coming into the side.[LNB]With no injuries to report, Pulis is otherwise expected to field an unchanged team.[LNB]Birmingham boss Alex McLeish has no fresh injury concerns.[LNB]Colin Doyle will continue to act as back-up for number one keeper Ben Foster while Maik Taylor nurses a shoulder injury which caused him to be ruled out of the weekend draw with West Ham.[LNB]McLeish is considering handing a start to winger Jean Beausejour who is approaching full fitness after his knee setback.[LNB]The former Scotland boss said: "We are fine. There is no-one on the treatment table that took part in the game at the weekend. We were all out training this morning."[LNB]Stoke (from): Begovic, Sorensen, Huth, Faye, Collins, Etherington, Pennant, Whelan, Whitehead, Walters, Fuller, Jones, Gudjohnsen, Wilkinson, Higginbotham, Tuncay, Delap, Diao, Wilson.[LNB]Birmingham (from): Foster, Carr, Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell, Larsson, Ferguson, Fahey, Hleb, Jerome, Zigic, Beausejour, Doyle, Bowyer, Gardner, Phillips, Derbyshire, Parnaby.

Source: Team_Talk