Birmingham City vs Sheffield United team news: Blues unchanged

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Birmingham City boss Lee Bowyer has named the same eleven that drew 2-2 with Derby County for Friday evening’s clash with Sheffield United.

It’s been a rarity this year for Bowyer to select the same side for successive games but after an impressive opening 70 minutes against the Rams - he keeps faith with the lads that started last weekend.

Neil Etheridge keeps his place in goal then and it’s a flat back four of Maxime Colin, Marc Roberts, Teden Mengi and Kristian Pedersen.

Juninho Bacuna, Gary Gardner and Ryan Woods are the central three with Onel Hernandez playing just in front.

The strike partnership of Scott Hogan and Lyle Taylor looked good in their first game together and they get a chance to impress once again this evening.

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It looks once again like a 4-3-1-2 but we’ll keep an eye on whether that changes around throughout the 90.

Birmingham City (4-3-1-2): Etheridge; Colin, Mengi, Roberts, Pedersen; Bacuna, Woods, Gardner; Hernandez; Taylor, Hogan

Subs: Trueman (GK), Campbell, James, Sunjic, Bellingham, Graham, Jutkiewicz

Sheffield United: Foderingham; Norrington-Davies, Egan, Basham, Bogle, Fleck, Norwood, Berge, Ndiaye, Sharp

Subs: Davies, Baldock, McBurnie, McGoldrick, Hourihane, Goode, Jebbison

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