Blues boss sweating on Larsson

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish will assess the fitness of midfielder Sebastian Larsson ahead of Monday's Premier League trip to Stoke.

Last Updated: 27/12/09 at 12:14

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Sweden international Larsson rolled his ankle in the goalless draw with Chelsea on Saturday and will be subject to a fitness test before the Potteries clash.

McLeish expects Joe Hart to be available despite the goalkeeper suffering a head injury in the Boxing Day clash.

Lee Bowyer also suffered a knock against the league leaders but defenders Roger Johnson and Liam Ridgewell appeared to come through unscathed after returning from injury.

Blues (from): Hart, Carr, R Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell, Larsson, Ferguson, Bowyer, McFadden, Jerome, Benitez, Maik Taylor, Fahey, Vignal, Carsley, Phillips, McSheffrey, D Johnson, Queudrue, Parnaby.

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