Blackburn V Birmingham at Ewood Park : Match Preview

20 January 2017 11:34
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Blackburn set to leave out Ben Marshall for Birmingham visit

Blackburn will leave Wolves target Ben Marshall out of their squad for Birmingham's visit to Ewood Park.

The utility man has turned down a new deal with Rovers and is wanted by Wolves, with boss Owen Coyle fearful he will not be in the right mindset to feature.

Marvin Emnes will have to come out of the squad having returned to Swansea after his loan expired, while Tommie Hoban (shoulder), Elliott Ward (ankle) and Adam Henley (hamstring) are long-term absentees.

Craig Conway (hamstring) is set to return to the squad but Corry Evans (groin) will be given a late fitness test before determining if he can play.

Birmingham could hand debuts to Cheick Keita and Emilio Nsue after the pair joined this week.

Keita, 20, has joined from Serie B side Virtus Entella while defender Nsue signed from Middlesbrough.

Defender Michael Morrison is managing a groin problem but Craig Gardner is available having been ineligible for their 3-1 FA Cup defeat at Newcastle on Wednesday.

Strikers Clayton Donaldson and Greg Stewart will also be unavailable as they continue to work their way back from knee and Achilles injuries respectively and Jacques Maghoma is on African Nations Cup duty.

Source: PAR