Birmingham City vs QPR team news: Starting lineups confirmed for Friday night Championship clash

Team news live from St Andrew’s for Friday night’s televised Championship clash, Birmingham City vs Queens Park Rangers.

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Birmingham City and Queens Park Rangers have unveiled their respective starting lineups and substitutes ahead of this evening’s EFL Championship fixture at St Andrew’s Stadium.

Both teams will be looking to respond after failing to win each of their own two matches previously but Blues, up in eighth place, are definitely the side with the more confidence.

John Eustace’s side were unbeaten after five matches and have let it slip somewhat but remain a team in strong form. QPR, meanwhile, have picked up just seven points out of an available 21 so far.

There’s a little more on the line tonight as the game has been handed the Sky Sports Main Event slot and the eyes of supporters up and down the country - as well as all over the world - will be looking on.

Birmingham City vs Queens Park Rangers team news

Blues starting XI: Ruddy (GK); Drameh, Sanderson, Long, Buchanan; Bielik, Bacuna; Miyoshi, Anderson, Stansfield; Hogan.

Blues subs: Etheridge (GK), Longelo, Aiwu, James, Gardner, Sunjic, Burke, Dembele, Jutkiewicz.

QPR starting XI: Begovic (GK); Kakay, Cook, Fox, Paal; Dozzell, Field, Smyth; Chair, Armstrong, Dykes.

QPR subs: Walsh, Clarke-Salter, Larkeche, Adomah, Dixon-Bonner, Duke-McKenna, Willock, Kelman, Kolli.