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Blackpool V Birmingham at Bloomfield Road : Match Preview

21 Feb 2014 10:31:00

Blackpool V Birmingham at Bloomfield Road : Match Preview

Blackpool V Birmingham - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Seasiders at full strength

Blackpool caretaker manager Barry Ferguson has a fully-fit squad for the visit of former club Birmingham.


Ferguson left Blues to join the Seasiders, where he has assumed temporary charge of first-team affairs following Paul Ince's sacking last month.


Striker Bobby Grant (knee) is back in training along with forward Tom Barkhuizen who fractured his collarbone in January, although this game may come too soon for the duo.


Ferguson is unlikely to face his former club as a player as he has preferred to adopt a position on the sidelines while in charge.


Birmingham manager Lee Clark has plenty to ponder and is sure to be considering changes.


Clark described last weekend's 2-1 home defeat to Huddersfield as Blues' worst performance of the season and the likes of Brian Howard, Olly Lee, Albert Rusnak, Peter Lovenkrands and Nikola Zigic are certain to come into his thoughts at Bloomfield Road.


Midfielder Jonathan Spector got an hour under his belt for the club's Under-21 Development side on Monday upon his comeback from a long-term thigh injury, and he is in contention for a place in the matchday 18.


Clark will not be flanked in the dugout by assistant manager Terry McDermott or first-team coach Derek Fazackerley, who are understood to have departed the club this week although Birmingham are yet to confirm the news due to legal reasons.



PA

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