Murphy Debut On Hold

Last updated : 18 January 2008 By Brian Cartlidge

The new Blues left-back has been sidelined for the last four weeks with a hamstring injury and will not have recovered in time to make his home debut against Avram Grant's title-chasers at St Andrew's on Saturday afaternoon.

Latest signing James McFadden is likely to be named amongst manager Alex McLeish's 18-man squad but he will probably start on the substitutes bench because he is yet to train with his new team-mates.