Portsmouth v BIRMINGHAM: Alex McLeish set to give debut to new arrival Michel

15 January 2010 12:54


In-form Birmingham have included new signing Michel in their squad for the Barclays Premier League clash at bottom club Portsmouth.

The midfielder, who this week became Blues manager Alex McLeish's firstcapture during the January transfer window in a £3million deal, isadded to the players who were on duty in Tuesday's 1-0 win overNottingham Forest in the FA Cup which extended City's unbeaten run to14 matches.

Latest capture: Michel is line for his Birmingham debut

McLeish has no fresh injury worries but Lee Carsley, Gregory Vignal, Stuart Parnaby, Teemu Tainio, David Murphy and Garry O'Connor are still unavailable.

Team (from): Hart, Carr, R Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell, Larsson, Bowyer, Ferguson, Michel, McFadden, Jerome, Benitez, Maik Taylor, Martin Taylor, Phillips, Fahey, McSheffrey, Queudrue, D Johnson.

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Source: Daily_Mail