Birmingham defender Stephen Carr will return after suspension for the home Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester United.
Carr missed the goalless away draw with Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup while serving a one-game ban for incurring five bookings.
Boss Alex McLeish will have to reorganise his bench as fringeplayers Lee Carsley, Stuart Parnaby and Gregory Vignal are all ruledout through injury - but No 2 goalkeeper Maik Taylor has recovered froma back problem after having an injection as City look to extend theirunbeaten league run to 12 games.
Provisional squad: Hart,Maik Taylor, Doyle, Carr, R Johnson, Dann, Queudrue, Martin Taylor,Ridgewell, Larsson, Ferguson, Bowyer, McFadden, Fahey, D Johnson,McSheffrey, Jerome, Benitez, Phillips.
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