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.
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.
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.
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.