Vital Football

Latest Birmingham City News

Blues Take On Blackpool And Need To Win

Blues Take On Blackpool And Need To Win

Manager Chris Hughton has no new injury or suspension problems for this eagerly-anticipated encounter.

However, he is unable to welcome back Stephen Carr (knee) or Keith Fahey (groin), while Steven Caldwell (groin) and Boaz Myhill (thumb) are out for the rest of the season.

Goalkeeper Colin Doyle is okay despite injuring his arm during the first half of the first leg at Bloomfield Road on Friday night, which the Seasiders won 1-0 after Tom Ince's shot took a deflection off Blues skipper Curtis Davies.

Jonathan Spector made his long-awaited return from a thigh injury to step off the bench and shore up the midfield late on and the American will again be involved.

Blackpool expect defender Ian Evatt to be fit.

Evatt suffered a broken nose in training 24 hours before Blackpool's final regular-season game against Millwall, where he took part and netted a diving header in a 2-2 draw.

An accidental clash with Blues striker Marlon King left the centre-back with blood streaming from the injury in the closing stages of last Friday's 1-0 first-leg victory at Bloomfield Road.

Roman Bednar resumed training ahead of the game following a knee injury but failed to make the matchday 16 and the on-loan West Brom striker must press his claims once more.

Centre-back Craig Cathcart is unlikely to take part having recently undergone tests due to heart palpitations.



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

Writer:Foxxy
Date:Wednesday May 9 2012
Time: 5:49PM

Comments

0
We'll win, we're going up COME ON YOU BLUES, COME ON YOU BLUES.
Original Prankster
09/05/2012 18:32:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Opinion: Predicted line up Vs. Newcastle United

Vital Birmingham editor Tom Heslop discusses who he thinks will be in the side that takes on the Magpies this weekend

November PotM Nomination - Kuszczak

The November nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month Award are in.

Match Day Officials v Newcastle (10/12/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Newcastle United this weekend.

Opinion: Does Storer Deserve A Chance?

Sask's opinion about Jack Storer.

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)

Where do we need to strengthen in the emergency loan window?
Suggested By: Tom Heslop
In goal6%
In defence23%
In midfield6%
In attack65%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
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)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 5:30PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 27 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Brooklyn8
2.WayCoolBlue6
3.David Village6
4.Rob Wildey11
5.Mark Jones1
6.gazal1
7.BigBluenose1
Write for Vital Football