As Mike hasn’t posted anything yet, (he’s a busy man!), I thought I’d drop a brief preview on.
We come off the back of a somewhat unfortunate defeat against Cardiff, I thought we did enough to get a draw, however Davies getting sent off was a blow and unfortunately for Pablo, it was his mistake which led to the winner. Cardiff are a decent side though and especially at home, Hull are another side that are doing alright.
Barmby has a couple of wins under his belt, the latest being a 2-1 win at home to Leicester. They do have some injuries though, (Richard Garcia and Seyi Olofinjana according to the BBC) and Robbie Brady is still suspended.
Blues will be missing the aforementioned Davies so Pablo will probably start. Ridgewell and Mutch are both fit again, but are unlikely to start.
I have to say, that although we have games in hand – I’d like to see us turning our decent performances into wins rather than draws and defeats. I’d start with Wood and King up front just for a bit of a change. Zigic seems to be low on confidence at the moment and I appreciate that he needs to play to score to gain it – but it is probably time for a break.
With 3 games in just over a week, I think I’d also give Jean a break and play Redmond.
I would REALLY love a win tonight to re-kickstart our league push, but I think a draw is more likely. As a result I’m sticking with Mike’s stock prediction of 1-1 with us taking the lead.