Plymouth Argyle v Birmingham City team news - as seven out and three doubts

Team news and injury updates ahead of Plymouth Argyle v Birmingham City in the EFL Championship.

Birmingham City travel to Home Park to face managerless Plymouth Argyle in their final fixture before Christmas Day. The match will represent the half-way point of the season and Blues find themselves a whole 10-points off of the play-offs, and only six points above the relegation zone.

Wayne Rooney and John Eustace have both managed 11 games this season, but the former has struggled. The win against Cardiff City last weekend was his first away win of his tenure, however his predecessor didn't have the best record on the road either.

Saturday's opponents Plymouth were dealt the ultimate blow when Steven Schumacher decided to leave for league rivals Stoke City. Schumacher after more than two-years in the role, has opted to take over the Potters, despite them being ranked lower than the Devon club. Kevin Nancekivell, who has been caretaker manager on two occasions, has taken the reigns whilst they seek a permanent successor.

The two sides met back in August, and Birmingham had the better of the two sides. Scott Hogan opened the scoring and then Ryan Hardie equalised on the hour-mark, but it would be Jay Stansfield, son of Exeter City legend Adam, who would score a 95th minute winner. Stansfield's been rumoured to be of interest to Ipswich Town, however he still remains a Birmingham player, and so he is okay to continue playing for the club.

Birmingham City could have up to seven players missing at the weekend, with some of their players having not featured since August. Here are all the latest team news updates ahead of Saturday's clash between Blues and the Pilgrims.

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