Birmingham city have been posted by the news that Alexander Hleb is back from injury. The 29-year-old, who is currently on a season-long loan from Barcelona, has not featured since 27 November.
"I don't think he had a full pre-season which is what you definitely need as a player," said manager Alex McLeish.
"Alex is playing catch-up in terms of fitness but we've been encouraged by the work he has put in this last week. He is training well."