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Fulham visit Birmingham ~ Ch. Team News MD29

last updated Friday 03rd February 2017, 7:16 PM

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Birmingham v Fulham

Championship Match Day 29 1617 at St Andrews

Saturday 4th February 2017    KO: 15:00

Referee: Andrew Madley (West Yorkshire)

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Birmingham manager Gianfranco Zola could hand new signing Jerome Sinclair his debut when they host Fulham in the Championship.

Sinclair arrived on loan from Watford earlier this week and can strengthen a team that on Tuesday lost 1-0 at home to Reading. There could also be a first appearance for fellow loan recruit Krystian Bielik, from Arsenal.

David Cotterill also left on loan, heading to Bristol City.

Jacques Maghoma could also come into contention after his return from the African Nations Cup.

Birmingham City are still to win in 10 league and cup matches since Gianfranco Zola took charge on 14 January.

Blues are unbeaten in four league games against Fulham, having failed to win any of the previous four.

Since Gianfranco Zola took charge at Birmingham City, only Bristol City (1) have won fewer points than Blues (3) in the Championship.


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Fulham could include striker Gohi Cyriac in the squad following his deadline day loan move from KV Osstende.

Cottagers boss Slavisa Jokanovic moved to bring in the Ivory Coast international after seeing Matt Smith leave for rivals QPR.

Defensive midfielder Thanos Petsos was on the bench for the 2-0 win at Burton on Wednesday night and is pressing for a first start since signing on loan from Werder Bremen.

Togo forward Floyd Ayite came on for the closing stages as he returns to club action following the African Nations Cup.

Fulham have been shown a red card in two of their last three league games against Blues.

Fulham have attempted a league-high 456 shots in total this season in the Championship.

They also have the best average possession figure (61.7%), best passing accuracy (83.1%) and the highest average of successful passes per game (470).

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