Birmingham V Bolton at St Andrews Stadium - Match Preview

Elliott blow for Blues

Wade Elliott is unavailable for Birmingham's home clash with struggling Bolton.

The midfielder is currently nursing a calf problem and is expected to return to Lee Clark's plans after the international break.

Other than the former Burnley man and long-term knee-injury victim Neal Eardley, boss Clark has a clean bill of health as the Blues go in search of their third consecutive home league victory.

David Murphy's brace in Tuesday's 4-0 rout of Millwall is set to see him keep his place at left-back against the second-bottom Trotters.

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman will once again be without defender Marc Tierney for the trip.

The former Norwich full-back will be sidelined for around five months after undergoing surgery on his fractured foot on Thursday.

Loanees Kevin McNaughton and Neil Danns made their Wanderers debuts in Tuesday's goalless draw with Blackpool and the duo are expected to keep their spots in the side.

Craig Davies is in contention to return following his recovery from a toe injury but Andre Moritz (groin) and Joe Riley, Mark Davies and Stuart Holden (all knee) remain sidelined.

Source: PA

Source: PA