Wolves v BIRMINGHAM: Garry O'Connor and Teemu Tainio still sidelined as derby day looms

27 November 2009 03:32
  Birmingham will again be without striker Garry O'Connor and on-loan Sunderland midfielder Teemu Tainio for the local derby with Wolves at Molineux.

O'Connor has undergone surgery on a hip problem and will be out of action for several months while Tainio will require a knee operation which will also sideline him for a lengthy period.

Out of action: O'Connor (left) set to watch the game on television

Club captain Damien Johnson is available after a hamstring injury but is likely to be on the substitutes' bench after the loaning out of Jordon Mutch to Hereford.

Provisional squad: Hart, Carr, R Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell, Queudrue, Larsson, Bowyer, Ferguson, McFadden, Jerome, Benitez, Maik Taylor, Phillips, Fahey, McSheffrey, Carsley, Vignal, D Johnson.

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Source: Daily_Mail