Birmingham V Middlesbrough at St Andrews Stadium : Match Preview

28 April 2016
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Goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak a doubt for Birmingham

Tomasz Kuszczak is a major doubt for Birmingham's clash with Middlesbrough with a broken nose.

The former Manchester United goalkeeper suffered the injury in their 1-1 draw against Huddersfield last week and Adam Legzdins stands by to deputise.

Paul Caddis is also a doubt with a calf injury while Arsenal loanee Jon Toral is out for the final two games of the season with a hamstring injury.

Jacques Maghoma is unlikely to feature against Boro after he suffered an ankle injury but James Vaughan is available after being ineligible to face parent club Huddersfield last week.

Promotion-chasing Middlesbrough could still be without defender George Friend for the crucial trip to St Andrew's.

Friend limped out of the draw at Burnley and was left out of last weekend's frustrating goalless draw against Ipswich.

Boss Aitor Karanka, who will give Friend a late test, confirmed he has no fresh injury worries for the match.

Boro know a victory would pile the pressure on promotion rivals Burnley and Brighton, both of whom play on Monday.

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