Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

Benitez Set For Aston Villa Start

Benitez Set For Aston Villa Start

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish looks set to give new boy Christian Benitez his first start for the club in Sunday`s derby with Aston Villa at St Andrew's.

Benitez has impressed as a substitute during the opening couple of games of the season and has gradually been working his way up to full fitness after undergoing shoulder surgery at the beginning of the summer.

And McLeish is intimating he will promote him to the first XI for the clash with Martin O'Neill's side.

The Blues boss said: 'I've felt in recent weeks that Christian was more effective as an impact player.

'But that may change in a week's time (against Villa). If I can't play him at home, then I will never play him.

'I am pleased with his introduction so far and we have worked hard on his fitness.

'When he came here, he was behind the rest - along with Giovanny Espinoza - in fitness terms.

'Christian is at a good level now and looking dangerous and I think he is going to be a great acquisition to the club.'

McLeish will check on Benitez's physical condition when he comes back from international duty.

-----------------------------------------

Vital Brum are now set up on face book so why not join up and help us grow into a great community?

You can get to know the staff better as we`ll all be updating the page and we will bring you the latest news, views, happenings and rumours from St Andrews.

Join us today and join in the fun.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN US




*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Foxxy
Date:Monday September 7 2009
Time: 1:36PM

Comments

0
oh he looks scary! A blue eyes monster!! wooooo..... Dunne and Cuelleur are going to be really bothered by him!! Especially when he's come from a joke league for a joke price tag to a joke club and is coming back from a joke journey on international duty on Friday!! wooooo!
leelindsay
07/09/2009 15:47:00
0
Whooooooooooooooooooooooooooo?
Longman
07/09/2009 20:31:00
0
I seem to remember someone called milan baros? Far more jokers have pulled on your shirt you fool
ChrisHandy
10/09/2009 13:45:00
0
I'm looking forward to this game. I think Blues are improving and will stay up this season. McCleish is a good manager and if he continues to get support BCFC can build from there. I believe, (hope), that we'll be too strong for you on Sunday but in a derby anything can happen. The key factor may be belief - does your team have the belief you can win; I think not. Panchovilla
panchovilla
11/09/2009 10:15:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Bond, Kevin Bond

Harry Redknapp has confirmed that Kevin Bond will be his Assistant Manager next season

Signing this Hull City man would be great business for Blues

Tom Heslop believes that making a move for this 26-year-old would be a great piece of business of Birmingham City

Swans will provide tough test in pre-season friendly

Luke Turner thinks Blues have picked right with their pre-season home fixture...

Why signing ex-Porto Daniel Opare would be the wrong choice

Tom Heslop has his say on why he thinks the arrival of Daniel Opare could be bad news for one Blues player in particular

Archived Vital Birmingham Articles

Vital Birmingham articles from

Site Journalists

Tom Heslop
Editor email
Profile
Christopher Handy
no email
Profile
Saskia Bowes
no email
Profile
Rob Wildey
no email
Profile
Luke Turner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Should Blues appoint Harry Redknapp permanently?
Suggested By: Vital Blues staff
Yes91%
No9%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Birmingham City Results (view all)

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Brooklyn42
2.WayCoolBlue38
3.David Village26
4.gazal12
5.cropped11
6.Rob Wildey19
7.Sausage n egg7
8.Chrisblues2
9.Stevendp1
10.WhoRya1
Write for Vital Football