Birmingham V Blackburn at St Andrews Stadium : Match Preview

30 September 2016
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Jonathan Grounds and Maikel Kieftenbeld are doubts for Birmingham

Jonathan Grounds and Maikel Kieftenbeld are fresh injury concerns for Birmingham ahead of the visit of Blackburn.

Both players are nursing knocks following the 2-2 draw with Preston in midweek and will be assessed.

Blues boss Gary Rowett will also check on Clayton Donaldson after the four-goal striker sat out the last two matches with an Achilles problem.

Robert Tesche (ankle) and Tomasz Kuszczak (thigh) will probably remain on the sidelines, though, with the pair struggling to overcome their injuries.

Blackburn boss Owen Coyle could change things around in attack.

Coyle admitted after Tuesday's defeat by Sheffield Wednesday that both Sam Gallagher and Marvin Emnes needed a rest.

Danny Graham and Martin Samuelsen will hope to come in, while Anthony Stokes is available for the first time since August after recovering from a knee injury.

The striker made his return in an Under-23s' game on Monday, scoring a penalty before being sent off.

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