Team news - Birmingham vs Reading
As we look forward to tomorrow's game up in the Midlands, we take a look at the team news for both injury-hit sides.
All of Harry Redknapp's new batch of loan players are expected to start, which are striker Sam Gallagher, plus Arsenal full-backs Carl Jenkinson and Cohen Bramall. Gallagher's introduction comes at a crucial time, with Che Adams out with a hamstring issue.
Forwards Isaac Vassell and Clayton Donaldson are both major doubts, as is fellow striker Lukas Jutkiewicz who has a calf issue. Redknapp opted to rest the midfield duo of Craig Gardner and Cheikh Ndoye in the cup, so are likely to return to the XI.
The recent and biggest injury blow is to John Swift, who has a hamstring injury that will keep him out for a month. Fellow midfielder Liam Kelly also came off injured against Preston, but only had a dead leg, so is expected to play after missing out in the cup midweek.
New summer signing Jon Dadi Bovardsson is still out injured with an ankle injury, but Roy Beerens should return after missing the Millwall game with personal problems. Jordan Obita and Callum Harriott are back in light training, so won't be considered.