TEAM NEWS: Birmingham City v Bristol City
Bristol City boss Derek McInnes named an unchanged side for the first time this season as the Robins sought to end a five-match losing streak at Birmingham tonight.
Although City lost 1-0 at Huddersfield Town at the weekend, McInnes kept faith with the eleven players to started at the John Smith's Stadium.
But there were two changes on the bench, fit-again centre-back James Wilson returning at the expense of Mark Wilson and Brett Pitman replacing Paul Anderson after recovering from illness.
Not only did McInnes stick with the players who narrowly lost in Yorkshire, he also retained the 4-3-3 formation that required winger Albert Adomah to play up front alongside Jon Stead and Sam Baldock.
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But former City striker Leroy Lita, on loan to BIrmingham from Premier League Swansea, was ruled out by injury and replaced by Nikola Zigic in a Blues line-up that showed two changes from the side beaten by Ipswich at the weekend. The other was on the right side of midfield, Chris Burke returning in place of the injured Nathan Redmond.
Birmingham City: (4-4-2): Butland; Robinson, Davies, Caldwell, Murphy; Burke, Mullins, Morrison, Elliott; Zigic, King. Subs: Lovenkrands, Ambrose, Spector, Packwood, Hancox, Diop, Doyle (gk).
Bristol City (4-3-3): Gerken; Foster, Fontaine, McManus, Briggs; Skuse, Elliott, Pearson; Adomah, Baldock, Stead. Subs: J Wilson, Nyatanga, Pitman, Taylor, Kilkenny, Woolford, Heaton (gk).
Referee: Paul Tierney (Lancashire).