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TEAM NEWS: Birmingham v Burnley
2:42pm Saturday 22nd December 2012 in Sport
BURNLEY have been forced into another left back change for this afternoon's game at Birmingham City, with Danny Lafferty ruled out with a tight hamstring three weeks after Ben Mee suffered medial knee ligament damage.
On-loan Reading defender Joseph Mills, who started the season at left back, returns to the back four, along with Michael Duff following last week's one-match ban.
Chris McCann is also restored to midfield after suspension, and is set to occupy a deeper midfield role alongside Dean Marney, with Danny Ings retaining his place in the side following his first start last week.
The Clarets face former captain Steven Caldwell, who skippers a young Birmingham side containing six 19-year-olds.
The Blues are without Marlon King for the festive period following a knee injury, Papa Bouba Diop (hamstring) and Paul Robinson, who was taken ill overnight.
BIRMINGHAM: Jack Butland; Will Packwood, Steven Caldwell, Curtis Davies, Mitch Hancox; Rob Hall, Callum Reilly, Hayden Mullins, Ravel Morrison, Peter Lovenkrands, Nikola Zigic.
Subs: Colin Doyle, Pablo Ibanez, Emmitt Delfouneso, Wade Elliott, Morgaro Gomis, Chris Burke, Nathan Redmond.
BURNLEY: Lee Grant; Kieran Trippier, Michael Duff, Jason Shackell, Joseph Mills; Dean Marney Chris McCann; Ross Wallace, Danny Ings, Martin Paterson; Charlie Austin.
Subs: Brian Jensen, Sam Vokes, Junior Stanislas, David Edgar, Marvin Bartley, Keith Treacy, Kevin Long.
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