New Signing Could Make Derby Day Debut

Last updated : 13 September 2009 By Brian Cartlidge
The new Blues midfielder sustained a calf injury and was substituted during Finland's 2-1 away win in Azerbaijan last Saturday and was left out of the squad for their Group Four qualifier in Liechtenstein on Wednesday night.

However, McLeish has revealed that Tainio is fit enough to be named amongst his squad for the first Birmingham derby of the season at St Andrews on Sunday lunchtime.

"Teemu's back and I saw him this morning," confirmed McLeish.

"He didn't play midweek because he got kicked at the weekend.

"He had a scan on Monday and it was clear, but it was decided against playing him during the week and he's turned up for training today.

"With the shortage of numbers he'll be in the squad."