BLACKBURN Rovers have made two changes for tonight’s Championship clash at home to managerless Birmingham City.

One is enforced as centre back Alex Baptiste replaces the suspended Matt Kilgallon who was controversially sent off in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Ipswich Town on Saturday.

The other is tactical to allow man-of-the-moment Ben Marshall, whose injury-time free kick earned Rovers a point at Portman Road, to move back to the left wing.

Marshall has started the previous three games at right back.

But Adam Henley, who like Baptiste came off the bench against Ipswich, will occupy that position this evening after taking the place of Craig Conway.

Rovers are still without captain and centre back Grant Hanley.

But attacker Josh King, who also picked up an injury on international duty, is fit enough to take his place on the bench.

First-team coach Richard Beale and chief scout Malcolm Crosby take charge of Birmingham tonight after manager Lee Clark and his assistant Steve Watson were sacked yesterday.

Beale and Crosby have been forced to make two changes, Colin Doyle replacing the suspended Darren Randolph between the posts, and Neal Eardley replacing the injured David Davis.

It is Doyle’s first league appearance since April 2012.

Rovers: Steele, Henley, Baptiste, Duffy, Olsson, Cairney, Williamson, Evans, Marshall, Rhodes, Gestede. Subs: Eastwood, King, Dunn, Varney, Taylor, Tunnicliffe, Conway.

Birmingham: Doyle, Eardley, Edgar, Robinson, Grounds, Caddis, Gleeson, Arthur, Gray, Cotterill, Donaldson. Subs: Trueman, Packwood, Hall, Reilly, Shinnie, Thomas, Novak.