Birmingham V Aston Villa at St Andrews Stadium : Match Preview

27 October 2016
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Birmingham defender Jonathan Grounds will miss Aston Villa clash

Birmingham boss Gary Rowett will be without left-back Jonathan Grounds for the derby clash with Aston Villa on Sunday.

Grounds picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against Burton last weekend and must serve a one-match suspension.

Grounds' absence is likely to mean a chance for Bournemouth loanee Rhoys Wiggins, who is yet to start a game for the Blues.

Paul Caddis (shoulder) and Robert Tesche (foot/ankle) are Birmingham's other absentees, with the latter now expected to be sidelined until after the international break.

Tommy Elphick and Micah Richards will sit out the match for Villa.

The pair are both struggling with calf problems and have not recovered in time for the hotly-anticipated clash.

Winger Albert Adomah is pushing for a place in the starting line-up after coming off the bench to set up the winner for Jonathan Kodjia against Fulham last time out.

Playmaker Jack Grealish completes his three-match ban for a stamp on Wolves' Conor Coady.

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