Leeds V Birmingham at Elland Road : Match Preview

19 October 2013 01:01
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Byram back in mix for Blues test

Sam Byram could be one of several changes to the Leeds side to face Birmingham on Sunday.

Defender Byram has struggled for match sharpness since returning from a long-term hip injury and has made only three appearances this season. He was an unused substitute in the defeat at Derby prior to the international break.

Midfielder Luke Murphy and striker Luke Varney are hoping to return to the side after being left out of the last two matches, while skipper Rudy Austin has returned unscathed from international duty with Jamaica.

Leeds have lost five of their last seven league games during their recent slide down the Sky Bet Championship table.

Birmingham will assess Wade Elliott and David Murphy.

Midfielder Elliott has missed three of Blues' last four matches due to a troublesome calf problem but it was hoped the international break would provide enough time for him to recover.

Left-back Murphy, meanwhile, hobbled off towards the closing stages of the 2-1 home defeat to Bolton last time out as he still looks to manage his knee following a lengthy period on the sidelines.

Long-term knee-injury victim Neal Eardley is expected to be boss Lee Clark's only other concern.

Source: PA