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Birmingham have major concerns over their midfield duo Barry Ferguson and Craig Gardner ahead of the game.

Ferguson played the final hour of the Carling Cup win over Arsenal last weekend with a broken rib, while Gardner suffered a calf injury and was substituted early in the second half.

Alexander Hleb has also not recovered from the knee injury which kept him out of the final.

But winger David Bentley and defender Curtis Davies are available after being cup-tied against the Gunners.

West Brom midfielder Graham Dorrans is a major fitness doubt for the derby.

Dorrans suffered an ankle injury in training on Friday and Baggies head coach Roy Hodgson is pessimistic about his chances of being available.

Striker Peter Odemwingie suffered a knock to his ankle during the 1-1 draw at Stoke on Monday.

But he has returned to training after three days of treatment and should be fit to face Alex McLeish's side.

Birmingham (from): Foster, Taylor, Carr, Parnaby, Johnson, Davies, Jiranek, Ridgewell, Murphy, Larsson, Bentley, Ferguson, Gardner, Bowyer, Fahey, Beausejour, Mutch, Jerome, Zigic, Martins, Phillips, Derbyshire.

West Brom (from): Carson, Reid, Meite, Olsson, Shorey, Mulumbu, Scharner, Brunt, Dorrans, Thomas, Fortune, Odemwingie, Vela, Tchoyi, Myhill, Morrison, Tamas, Jara, Cech.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 20 September 2014
12:45
QPR v Stoke  
15:00
A Villa v Arsenal  
Burnley v Sunderland  
Newcastle v Hull City  
Swansea v Southampton  
17:30
West Ham v Liverpool  
Sunday, 21 September 2014
13:30
Leicester v Man Utd  
Tottenham v West Brom  
16:00
Everton v C Palace  
Man City v Chelsea  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 4 9 12
2 A Villa 4 3 10
3 Swansea 4 3 9
4 Southampton 4 5 7
5 Man City 4 3 7
6 Tottenham 4 2 7
7 Arsenal 4 1 6
8 Liverpool 4 1 6
9 Man Utd 4 3 5
10 Hull City 4 0 5
11 Everton 4 -1 5
12 Leicester 4 -1 5
13 West Ham 4 -1 4
14 Stoke 4 -1 4
15 Sunderland 4 -1 3
16 QPR 4 -8 3
17 C Palace 4 -3 2
18 Burnley 4 -3 2
19 West Brom 4 -5 2
20 Newcastle 4 -6 2

Updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014

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