Birmingham City set to play two of their remaining Championship fixtures behind closed doors

The Welsh government have announced a ban on spectators at sporting events from December 26

Birmingham City are likely to have to play two of their remaining Championship fixtures behind closed doors.

Swansea City away on March 19 and Cardiff City away on April 30 are the games that will be affected due to new and tighter restrictions imposed by those across the border in Wales.

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Coventry City players run out from the tunnel during the Sky Bet Championship match between Coventry City and Millwall at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium

The Welsh government have today announced that they will ban all spectators from indoor and outdoor sporting events from December 26 onward in order to try and control the spread of the Omicron Covid variant.

Lee Bowyer’s side are yet to play Championship rivals Swansea City or Cardiff City away from home and as things stand, those fixtures will still go ahead but will do so with no travelling Blues fans or home fans in attendance.

Due to how late both matches are in the football calendar, there is a possibility that things could once again be back to “normal.”

A spokesperson from the Welsh government said, “crowds will come back as soon as possible. We want everyone to be here to enjoy their favourite sports” but as of now, it’s a case of watch this space and save the holidays at work.

Both Cardiff and Swansea have already traveled to St. Andrew’s earlier in the campaign but their fans will still be allowed to travel to away games in England - the rulings only apply to fixtures played within Wales.

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