Birmingham City headlines: Injury latest, Hogan’s week gets better & trialist expected to stay in the EFL

The latest Birmingham City news and rumours on Friday

Birmingham City are back in action this weekend at home to Coventry City.

The Blues have started to hit a bit of form in the Championship after a difficult start to the season.

They have won their last two games against Preston North End and West Brom and go into their game against the Sky Blues in the hunt for a third straight win.

Here is a look all the latest news coming out of the club...

Pundit tips Birmingham trialist to stay in England

Pundit Carlton Palmer believes Leandro Bacuna, who has been on trial with Birmingham, will end up signing for a club in the Football League.

He has said, as per Football League World:

“I think he’ll pick up a club probably in the bottom end of the Championship or maybe in League One.

“He’ll definitely pick up a club, because like I said, clubs will want to bring bodies in, it’s as simple as that. And, then, it’s up to him to take his opportunity and do well.”

Injury woes ahead of Coventry clash

The Blues are expected to be without Marc Roberts and Krystian Bielik tomorrow, as per the Football League Paper.

Eustace has been without  Harlee Dean, George Friend, Jordan Graham and Nico Gordon recently.

However, on a more positive note, Tate Campbell is in ‘contention’ to join the squad.

Trio get youth international call-ups

Jobe Bellingham, who saw brother Jude score for Borussia Dortmund away at Manchester City earlier this week, has been called up to England U18s.

George Hall has been named in England U19s squad, whilst Jordan James will play for Wales U21s.

Hogan’s week gets better

Striker Scott Hogan was the star of the show earlier this week as he scored a hat-trick in the 3-2 win away at West Brom.

He has now been called up for the Rebublic of Ireland national team ahead of their upcoming games against Scotland and Armenia.

Elsewhere, Juninho Bacuna has been chosen again to represent Curacao.

Mark Robins looks ahead to the derby

Coventry City boss Mark Robins is looking forward to playing Birmingham.

It has been a strange opening first month or so of the season for the Sky Blues and they have only played six times due to problems at their stadium.

Their manager has said, as per a report by Coventry Live:

“The rivalry continues on the pitch and it’s a great game. It’s all to play for and a good game for everyone, and hopefully we can get a decent result on the back of a decent performance.

“Derbies are always good occasions but this one is particularly good and the atmosphere is really good.”

Released Blues man ‘living the dream’ in League Two

The Blues made the tough decision to cut ties with Kyle Hurst at the end of the last campaign.

He has since joined Doncaster Rovers on a free transfer and has scored twice in eight league games for them so far.

The winger has said, as per the Doncaster Free Press:

“Of course I’m living my dream. It’s an amazing feeling and I just want to keep pushing forward.

“I’m learning a lot. Getting beat is a horrible feeling and I never want that, but it’s all part of the journey.

“I know as a team and as a club our reaction is going to be perfect.”