McLeish sweats on Blues pair

Birmingham City

Birmingham must give fitness tests to Gregory Vignal and Cameron Jerome ahead of the home clash with Stoke.

Left-back Vignal suffered a hip problem against Portsmouth at St Andrew’s in midweek so Stuart Parnaby, who replaced him on Wednesday night, is on stand-by with David Murphy out and Franck Queudrue needed as a centre-half.

Striker Jerome was replaced by veteran Kevin Phillips early in the second half because of ankle trouble and could be ruled out of the Potters clash.

Midfielder Lee Bowyer could make his first appearance of the season after completing a three-game ban.