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Stoke v Birmingham preview

08 Nov 2010 15:05:00

Stoke v Birmingham preview

Team news for Tuesday night's Premier League clash between Stoke and Birmingham at the Britannia Stadium. Ryan Shawcross will miss out following his red card at Sunderland at the weekend. Shawcross was shown two yellow cards - much to the fury of boss Tony Pulis - in the 2-0 defeat at the Stadium of Light. Robert Huth is expected to move into the centre of defence, with either Danny Higginbotham or Andy Wilkinson coming into the side. With no injuries to report, Pulis is otherwise expected to field an unchanged team. Birmingham boss Alex McLeish has no fresh injury concerns. 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. McLeish is considering handing a start to winger Jean Beausejour who is approaching full fitness after his knee setback. 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." Stoke (from): Begovic, Sorensen, Huth, Faye, Collins, Etherington, Pennant, Whelan, Whitehead, Walters, Fuller, Jones, Gudjohnsen, Wilkinson, Higginbotham, Tuncay, Delap, Diao, Wilson. Birmingham (from): Foster, Carr, Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell, Larsson, Ferguson, Fahey, Hleb, Jerome, Zigic, Beausejour, Doyle, Bowyer, Gardner, Phillips, Derbyshire, Parnaby.


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