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McLeish ready for Benitez absence

01 Oct 2009 14:18:25

McLeish ready for Benitez absence

Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish is resigned to being without Christian Benitez for Saturday's trip to fellow Premier League new boys Burnley.The striker is back home in Ecuador where his father is recovering well after a road accident. "To come back for this game then to fly away again for the internationals will be difficult," McLeish told BBC WM. "It's looking a long shot now, though there was a suggestion he would come back to join us." Benitez's father suffered a head wound and.... read more


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