Date:Tuesday December 20 2005
Tues 20th Dec
Blues tonight host Man Utd in the quarter finals of the Carling League Cup tonight
'We'll be bringing in one or two of the younger players into the squad,' Sir Alex confirmed. “Rossi, Pique, Bardsley, Richardson will play, as will Fletcher, Ji-sung, Ronaldo and O’Shea. They're all desperate to play.
'Louis Saha will be the older member of the team, and perhaps one of the centre-backs, Brown or Ferdinand.”
Birmingham goalkeeper Maik Taylor comes in for suspended Nico Vaesen, while keeper Colin Doyle is recalled to the bench from a Millwall loan spell.
Striker Emile Heskey could return after missing the last game because his partner was due to give birth.
Birmingham (from): Maik Taylor, Doyle, Martin Taylor, Tebily, Cunningham, Upson, Painter, Clapham, Johnson, Clemence, Butt, Dunn, Heskey, Pandiani, Forssell, Pennant, Jarosik.
Was a massive loss on Saturday and could be the spark we need for a win
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson will check on the fitness of Louis Saha and Alan Smith.
Both men suffered from viruses and Ferguson will want to be sure they are 100% fit before he selects them again.
A late decision will be made on whether to play Gary Neville in the game. Neville missed three months with a torn groin muscle and the extra games can only increase his match sharpness. If not, Bardsley will resume at right-back.
Man Utd (from): Howard, Steele, Neville, Bardsley, Eckersley, Brown, Pique, O'Shea, Richardson, Ronaldo, Fletcher, Martin, Smith, Park, Jones, Rossi, Saha, Ebanks-Blake, Rooney
Made a mochary of the V*lla defence saturday and we will have a job keeping him under wraps.
In the previous round -
Blues defeated Millwall on penalties after a 2-2 draw.
Man Utd defeated WBA at Old Trafford 3-1
Spurs - Away - Boxing Day
Date:Tuesday December 20 2005
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