BIRMINGHAM v Tottenham: Taylor begins ban

Last updated at 10:35 29 February 2008

Birmingham will be without central defender Martin Taylor who will begin a

three-game ban for his red card against Arsenal in the incident where Eduardo

suffered a broken leg.

Radhi Jaidi is favourite to replace the former Blackburn player and play

alongside Liam Ridgewell, who is expected to shake off an ankle injury.

Joint leading scorer Olivier Kapo is definitely ruled out with a hamstring

injury with Gary McSheffrey expected to replace him on the left flank.

Striker Cameron Jerome will have a late fitness test on his hip problem but

Blues boss Alex McLeish is likely to start with James McFadden and Mikael

Forssell up front.

Birmingham (from): Maik Taylor, Kelly, Ridgewell, Jaidi, Schmitz, Murphy,

Queudrue, Parnaby, Larsson, Muamba, Johnson, Nafti, McSheffrey, McFadden,

Forssell, Jerome, Doyle, De Ridder.

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