Birmingham V Leeds at St Andrews Stadium : Match Preview

28 December 2017
Sam Gallagher set for Birmingham return

Birmingham will have Sam Gallagher available again when Leeds visit St Andrew's.

The striker served a one-match ban on Boxing Day as a 2-0 home defeat to Norwich left Blues bottom of the Sky Bet Championship.

Midfielder David Davis will be pushing for a return to the starting line-up having made a couple of substitute appearances, including the whole of the second half against the Canaries, following his recovery from an ankle injury.

Marc Roberts (hamstring), Che Adams (hamstring) and Isaac Vassell (knee) remain sidelined as Birmingham look for a first win in eight league matches.

Leeds playmaker Samu Saiz will return for the trip to the Midlands.

The Spanish midfielder has missed the last two games with a calf problem but boss Thomas Christiansen says he is fit to face Birmingham.

Ronaldo Vieira suffered a knock in the 2-1 win at Burton on Boxing Day and will be assessed, while Stuart Dallas could be missing again.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga continued his comeback with a 15-minute spell off the bench against the Brewers and is pushing for a start.

Source: PAR