Birmingham City vs Huddersfield Town team news: Starting lineups confirmed for Tuesday night Championship clash

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Team news live from St Andrew’s for Tuesday night’s Championship clash, Birmingham City vs Huddersfield Town

Birmingham City and Huddersfield Town have both named their starting line-ups and substitutes for tonight’s EFL Championship clash at St Andrew’s Stadium.

Blues and Terriers are both in search of a win for different reasons. John Eustace’s side went the whole month of September without a win, and are keen to get back to the early-season form they had at the start of the season.

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Huddersfield Town meanwhile are still hoping for that new manager bounce to come from somewhere since Darren Moore was appointed. He replaced Neil Warnock in mid-September, and has so far overseen two draws against Ipswich Town and Coventry City respectively.

The Terriers are unbeaten since August 26, when they lost 4-0 to Norwich City. In the month of September they took nine points from a possible 15, compared to Birmingham who picked up just two.

Five places separate the two sides ahead of kick-off with two places between them. A win for Birmingham could lift them closer towards the play-offs whilst Huddersfield could overtake Blues with a win.

Birmingham City vs Huddersfield Town team news

A surprise as Scott Hogan drops to the bench with Jay Stansfield moved up front following a solid showing against Norwich City. Siriki Dembele is deemed fit enough to start after making a few substitute appearances following a hamstring injury sustained in late August.

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Blues starting XI: John Ruddy; Cody Drameh, Dion Sanderson, Kevin Long, Emmanuel Longelo; Krystian Bielik, Ivan Sunjic; Juninho Bacuna, Kofi Miyoshi, Siriki Dembele; Jay Stansfield.

Blues subs: Neil Etheridge, Emanuel Aiwu, Marc Roberts, Gary Gardner, Jordan James, Brandon Khela, Oliver Burke, Lukas Jutkiewicz, Scott Hogan.

Darren Moore has made two changes from the side that drew 1-1 with Ipswich. Lees and Jackson come in to the side, but there's no Jonathan Hogg whilst Josh Koroma drops to the bench. Huddersfield are said to be playing a 3-5-2 formation.

Huddersfield Town: Nicholls, Ruffels, Pearson, Helik, Burgzorg, Rudoni, Thomas, Wiles, Jackson, Lees and Nakayama.

Huddersfield Town subs: Maxwell, Edmonds-Green, Koroma, Diarra, Headley, Edwards, Haratt, Jones, Hudlin.

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