McLeish set to name strong cup team

Alex McLeish has picked the same Birmingham squad that held Manchester United in Tuesday's FA Cup replay with Nottingham Forest at St Andrew's.

Last Updated: 11/01/10 at 14:54

Birmingham: Set to play strong side

Birmingham: Set to play strong side

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The Blues boss insists the cup competition is important to the club and is likely to field a strong line-up, arguably stronger than the one that battled out a hard-fought goalless draw at the City Ground.

Fringe players Lee Carsley, Stuart Parnaby and Gregory Vignal continue to be ruled out by injury - while new signing Michel is ineligible having not been at the club when the initial tie took place.

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

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