Birmingham City vs Cardiff City injury news: Six sidelined and two doubtful ahead of Championship clash

The latest injury news ahead of Birmingham City vs Cardiff City in the Sky Bet Championship
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Birmingham City will be looking to make it three wins from three this week as they host Cardiff City. The Blues head into the match off the back of victories over West Brom and Swansea City and look to have dramatically turned their form around after five successive defeats in the Championship.

Their recent results have seen them move up to 17th in the league table - nine points above the relegation zone. Meanwhile, Cardiff sit above the bottom three only on goal difference after losing four games in a row and failing to pick up a win since the start of November.

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John Eustace’s side will be brimming with confidence ahead of the clash at St. Andrew’s as they look to move into the top half of the table. A win could leave the prospect of the play-offs still a possibility for the Midlands outfit.

Ahead of Tuesday’s match, we take a look at Blues’ latest injury news...

Birmingham City

Reda Khadra

Reda Khadra was forced off in the second half against Swansea City after picking up a hamstring injury and missed out on the win over West Brom. On Friday night, Eustace said: “He was touch and go today, he had a fitness test earlier and was just not right.. Reda is not going to be a bad injury, hopefully, touch wood he is going to be available for the next two games coming up.”

Tuesday’s fixture could come too soon for Khadra, who is more likely to make his return against Huddersfield Town at the weekend. The German has scored twice since joining the club on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion last month.

Marc Roberts

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Marc Roberts has been sidelined for over a month after pulling up with a hamstring problem in the first half of Blues’ defeat to Middlesbrough. The defender is yet to recover and Eustace confirmed he would be out for another few weeks ahead of last month’s clash with Blackburn, meaning he could potentially make his return in the next couple of games.

Manny Longelo

Manny Longelo wasn’t named in the matchday squad to face West Brom due to illness and remains a doubt for Tuesday’s game. He is likely to face a late fitness test but could be kept out of the team until the weekend.

Tate Campbell

Tate Campbell is another player struggling with a hamstring issue after failing to make an appearance for City since August. The 20-year-old was scheduled to make his comeback by the end of January, however it was reported that he wouldn’t return to training until today and is very unlikely to be fit for tomorrow’s game.

Jobe Bellingham

Jobe Bellingham has been sidelined since Blues’ defeat to Middlesbrough at the start of the year after straining a muscle in his stomach. Eustace revealed last week that the midfielder is a ‘couple of weeks away’, meaning he could return to the fold at the start of March.

Josh Williams

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Eustace revealed that Josh Williams had suffered a bad hamstring tear last month after failing to feature for the club since September. Like Bellingham, the 20-year-old is a couple of weeks away and could return in March.

Cardiff City

Cardiff City remain without Ebou Adams who is yet to make an appearance for the club since joining from Forest Green Rovers. The injured midfielder still hasn’t returned to training for the Bluebirds, while Jamilu Collins is also out after picking up an injury in August.

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