KP On Comeback Trail

Last updated : 27 February 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

Blues boss Alex McLeish has confirmed that he expects his leading goalscorer this season to step up his comeback from a hamstring injury next week.

Phillips sustained a torn hamstring in the 2-0 home win against Nottingham Forest a fortnight ago.

"We've got to exercise caution with Kevin and make sure he's right," McLeish told the Birmingham Mail.

"He will be back in light training next week and then hopefully joining in with the main group after that.

"With Kevin out, it's again an opportunity for the other strikers to step up and take on his mantle."