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The boss brings in Sam Gallagher in place of Lewis Holtby for tonight's game against The Blues at St Andrew's

22 October 2019

Tony Mowbray has made one change to his team for tonight's Sky Bet Championship encounter against Birmingham City at St Andrew's.

That alteration sees Sam Gallagher start against his former club in place of Lewis Holtby, who misses out on a spot in the squad after picking up a hamstring injury earlier in the week.

Gallagher played 34 times for The Blues, scoring seven times during a season-long loan spell with the club in 2017-18.

Ryan Nyambe continues at right back, with Elliott Bennett filling in at left back for the night in place of Greg Cunningham, who remains injured.

Mowbray's boosted by the return of former Birmingham trainee Amari'i Bell, who is fit enough to start the night on the bench at his old stomping ground.

The hosts make two alterations from the team that began at Leeds with Kerim Mrabti and David Davis coming in for Ivan Sunjic and Alvaro Gimenez.

Sunjic is out through suspension whilst Spanish forward Gimenez drops to the bench.

If you're making a late decision about whether to join us at St Andrew's, tickets are available from Birmingham on the day of the game, cash only and with no price increase.

If you can't make it, you can track all of tonight's action on iFollow Rovers and across our social media channels.

Kick-off this evening is at 7.45pm.

Birmingham City: Camp, Roberts, Pedersen, Dean (c), Bellingham, Villalba, Jutkiewicz, Mrabti, Colin, Crowley, Davis.

Substitutes: Stockdale, Harding, Bailey, McEachran, Clarke-Salter, Maghoma, Gimenez.

Rovers: Walton, Nyambe, Adarabioyo, Williams, Bennett (c), Travis, Johnson, Armstrong, Dack, Downing, Gallagher.

Substitutes: Leutwiler, Rothwell, Graham, Evans, Rankin-Costello, Buckley, Bell.

Referee: Darren England.


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