John Eustace gives latest on Krystian Bielik and whether or not he will be available for Norwich City

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Krystian Bielik is yet to play any minutes for Blues following his arrival on loan from Derby County.

Birmingham City manager John Eustace says the club have to take their time with Krystian Bielik and will not rush the midfielder into any first-team minutes following his injury lay-off.

The Polish international joined on loan from Derby County earlier this summer but is yet to play any part for the Blues after picking up a problem with his parent club back in June.

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Birmingham’s current run of poor form, combined with how weak they look in the middle of park has unsurprisingly got fans clamouring for the former Arsenal man to be introduced sooner rather than later.

And despite him having a full week of training in him, it appears as though he won’t be involved any time soon - at least not for the Norwich City game on Tuesday evening.

Asked if there was any possibility in the Pole playing any part versus the Canaries, Eustace said: “I think it’s not fair on Krystian if I’m being honest.”

“He’s been out for six weeks, he’s done well this week, he hasn’t had many games.

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“We’ll be looking to get him in a game this week with the 23s but again, we’ve got to take our time with Krystian because when he is fit and playing he’s going to be a massive player for us.

“He’s had a full week’s training after missing six weeks so it’s just going to take a bit of time.”

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