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Team news for Saturday's Premier League clash between Birmingham and Wigan at St Andrew's.

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Carr: Should return to skipper Birmingham

Carr: Should return to skipper Birmingham

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish has no new major injury problems ahead of tomorrow's home clash with the Latics.

Midfielder Michel is ruled out with a dead leg but at best the Spaniard was only likely to figure amongst the substitutes against the Latics.

James McFadden has undergone successful surgery on the anterior knee ligament injury he suffered a week ago.

McLeish has to decide whether to give a first league start to winger Jean Beausejour who impressed in the mid-week Carling Cup win over MK Dons while skipper Stephen Carr will return after resting the broken toe he has played with for the first month of the season.

Wigan midfielder Hendry Thomas is expected to miss the match after suffering a badly-cut shin in Carling Cup action this week.

Ronnie Stam and Franco Di Santo also suffered knocks in the 2-1 win over Preston but are expected to be fit while Victor Moses, who made his comeback from an ankle injury last weekend, is also pushing for a place in the squad.

Club captain Gary Caldwell (hip) played in a behind-closed-doors friendly this week but is still a few weeks away from a first-team return while Tom Cleverley (knee) is also out.

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

Wigan (from): Al Habsi, Kirkland, Gohouri, Boyce, Stam, Figueroa, Alcaraz, N'Zogbia, Watson, Diame, Moses, McCarthy, Rodallega, Di Santo, Boselli, Gomez, S Caldwell, Golobart, McArthur.

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12:00
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Hull City v Arsenal
16:10
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Monday, 21 April 2014
20:00
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Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 35 41 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 34 21 66
6 Tottenham 35 2 63
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 35 5 49
9 Newcastle 35 -15 46
10 Stoke City 35 -10 44
11 C Palace 35 -13 43
12 West Ham 35 -10 37
13 Swansea 35 -4 36
14 Hull City 33 -6 36
15 A Villa 34 -14 35
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Cardiff 35 -34 30
19 Fulham 35 -42 30
20 Sunderland 34 -24 29

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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