November 6, 2012


Birmingham City

2 - 0

Bristol City


19:45 +00:00, November 6, 2012

St Andrews Stadium, England

Referee: Paul Tierney

Spector boost for Blues

Team Stat Comparison

Birmingham City Bristol City
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 12 24
Points 61 41
Goal Difference -6 -25
Goals for * 1.3 0.8
Goals against * 1.5 1.7
Last 5 D-L-W-W-D L-L-D-L-L
Last 5 home D-W-D-L-W L-L-L-D-W
Last 5 away L-W-D-W-W L-D-L-L-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Birmingham City | Bristol City

Competition Stats

Birmingham City Bristol City
Goals Marlon King 13 Steve Davies 13
Assists Albert Adomah 9
Yellows Paul Robinson 8 Steve Davies 6
Reds Nikola Zigic 2
Squads: Birmingham City | Bristol City

Jonathan Spector returns to Birmingham's squad for the visit of Bristol City as manager Lee Clark assesses a couple of bumps and bruises.

Midfielder Spector missed Saturday's woeful 1-0 home defeat to Ipswich through illness but has recovered and is back in the fold to face the Robins.

Clark was less than impressed with Blues' display, especially in the first half at St Andrew's, and he will monitor those nursing niggling knocks, including Leroy Lita and Nathan Redmond, before deciding on his line-up.

Changes are almost inevitable having kept faith with the same starting XI for the last three matches.

As well as Spector, the likes of Nikola Zigic, Peter Lovenkrands, Papa Bouba Diop, Chris Burke and Darren Ambrose all come into contention.

Pablo Ibanez (broken toe) is on the verge of his comeback but Tuesday could come just too soon. Full-backs Stephen Carr (knee) and Paul Caddis (shoulder) remain sidelined.

Bristol City will be without top scorer Steven Davies.

The former Derby striker, who has scored six goals from just four starts, suffered a grade one hamstring tear and was unable to feature in Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Huddersfield, but there is an outside chance he could return against Charlton on Sunday.

Ex-West Ham striker Sam Baldock deputised for Davies at Huddersfield and looks set to retain his place as City aim for their first win since September 18.

Manager Derek McInnes has no fresh injury worries but Jody Morris is likely to miss out again.

McInnes was able to introduce Ryan Taylor as a substitute after the former Rotherham striker recovered from a sore ankle while Neil Kilkenny made a return to action for the first time in a month.