Birmingham City 2 - 4 Blackburn Rovers

Match info: Championship at St. Andrew's Stadium

Date: 21/04/2014 KO: 15:00 Ref: Att: 17,291

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Birm'ham

Nikola Zigic 63
Demarai Gray 84

2
vs
4

Blackburn

Rudy Gestede 10,20,45+3
Todd Kane 24

FT (ht: 0-4)

  • Last Updated: April 20 2014, 11:41 BST

Birmingham will be without suspended defender Paul Robinson for their home game against Blackburn.

Paul Robinson: Suspended for the clash
Paul Robinson: Suspended for the clash

Robinson received his 15th yellow card of the season in Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest and starts a three-game ban, missing all of the Blues' forthcoming home games against Rovers, Leeds and Wigan.

Nikola Zigic is likely to resume up front in the absence of Lee Novak, ruled out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury, while midfielder Tom Adeyemi is pushing for a recall.

Birmingham, one point above the relegation zone with a game in hand, are hoping to avoid a third straight defeat

Blackburn, meanwhile, are hopeful Tommy Spurr will recover from a groin injury in time for Easter Monday's trip to Birmingham.

The defender lasted around half an hour of Friday's goalless draw against relegation-threatened Yeovil with his record of starting every Sky Bet Championship game this season in doubt.

Boss Gary Bowyer told Radio Rovers: "Tommy is sore, he has a groin injury. So we'll see how he goes, we've just got to keep working with him and hopefully he recovers in the next 24 hours."

Midfielders Corry Evans (groin) and David Dunn (calf) made substitute appearances on their return to the squad against the Glovers, with the former replacing Spurr. They could now get the nod to start should Bowyer decide to shuffle his pack.


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