Martins Set To Be Let Loose On Stoke
Birmingham City and Stoke City come face to face in the Premier League once again on Saturday and Blues will be looking for more of the same after beating West Ham United the last time out.
But Stoke won`t be coming to make up the numbers and they will want to carry on where they left off after beating Sunderland 3-2.
Blues currently sit 16th in the table but that is still too close to the relegation zone for Alex McLeish`s liking and he will see this fixture as a great way of picking up three points.
Obafemi Martins will be available for the first time since his move to City after the Nigerian obtained his work permit.
Ben Foster has recovered from a thumb injury, but James McFadden and Scott Dann are long-term absentees.
Stoke suffered a setback in the week when returning striker Mamady Sidibe's Achilles injury flared up again during training.
Other than that, Tony Pulis is expected to keep faith with the side beat the Black Cats last time out.