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

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Gardner: Shown red against Wigan

Gardner: Shown red against Wigan

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Craig Gardner, Birmingham's leading scorer, starts a three-match ban after his straight red card against Wigan last weekend so Alex McLeish could switch Lee Bowyer from the left flank his preferred central midfield position alongside Barry Ferguson.

Keith Fahey will be in contention for a recall after not starting a league game since the opening day of the campaign at Sunderland.

Everton full-back Tony Hibbert is back in contention for the game after shaking off a groin strain that saw him miss the draw at Fulham last week.

Louis Saha (calf), Jack Rodwell (ankle) and Victor Anichebe (knee) remain on the sidelines, however, and David Moyes has also reported "one or two doubts" over other unnamed players.

Tim Cahill has been troubled by a knee injury in recent weeks and was substituted after 62 minutes at Fulham.

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

Everton (from): Howard, Hibbert, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Coleman, Heitinga, Neville, Arteta, Pienaar, Cahill, Osman, Fellaini, Beckford, Yakubu, Bilyaletdinov, Gueye, Barkey, Mustafi, Silva, Mucha.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 30 August 2014
17:30
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Sunday, 31 August 2014
13:30
A Villa v Hull City
Tottenham v Liverpool
16:00
Leicester v Arsenal
Saturday, 13 September 2014
12:45
Arsenal v Man City  
15:00
Chelsea v Swansea  
C Palace v Burnley  
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Stoke v Leicester  
Sunderland v Tottenham  

Barclays Premier League

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

Updated Sat, 30 Aug 2014

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