Ridgewell set for return

Ridgewell was forced to miss Blues' last match, against Wolves nearly two weeks ago, through illness and was replaced by David Murphy.

Midfielder Alexander Hleb has returned to training after being sidelined for almost a month with a hamstring injury suffered in the 1-1 draw at Fulham.

Boss Alex McLeish has to decide whether the on-loan Barcelona player has regained sufficient sharpness to be involved in some capacity.

Blues will be looking to avenge the only home league defeat they have suffered in the last 15 months - 2-0 to Everton at St Andrew's in October.

Source: PA

Source: PA