Birmingham City will be without several key players for the game against Hull City this weekend.
Not much good news on the injury front for #bcfc ahead of the weekend trip to Hull. Lee Bowyer says Sanderson is back in contention, but he's still without Graham, Colin, Pedersen, Friend and Sanchez.
— Richard Wilford (@wilfordwm) November 18, 2021
Lee Bowyer was desperately short of options for the game against Reading last time out, with youngsters Mitchell Roberts and Marcel Oakley handed first league starts because of that.
So, it had been thought that the international break came at the right time, giving the injured players an extra fortnight to get fit.
However, speaking to reporter Richard Wilford, Bowyer confirmed that Jordan Graham, Maxime Colin, Kristian Pedersen, George Friend and Ivan Sanchez will all miss out.
Even though there was one major positive in that Dion Sanderson is back and available, Blues will be short on options in defence and particularly wing-back when they take on the Tigers.
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Unsurprisingly, this news didn’t go down well with the support, who are concerned at the squad depth at St. Andrew’s.
Here we look at some of the reaction from Twitter to the injury update…
Think something has gone on between LB and Sanchez…..
Bowyer said before the International break something like Sanchez had “told” him he wasn’t fit so there was nothing he could do… sounds a bit dodgy to me
— Kieran Lynch (@KieranBcfc89) November 18, 2021
Sanchez is getting sold I’m 100% convinced of it
— Phil Palmer (@PippoPalmer) November 18, 2021
Oh god ! They’ve had two weeks !
— setay (@smallheathan) November 18, 2021
Excuses in for a loss against hull😅
— Andrew Smith (@andreyoung06) November 18, 2021
Ffs what’s the point https://t.co/rPt19rFg7D
— Stoney 🇬🇧🇮🇹 (@Stoney1875) November 18, 2021
This is also partly what I mean. Absolute nightmarehttps://t.co/W6Sw1GeZE5
— T (@MrHHill01) November 18, 2021
Starting to think something has gone on with Sanchez.
Didnt play much at the end of last season. Had his op in the summer, got back on the bench.
Then seemingly his partner had a child, but Bowyer says "Sanchez says he cant play because of pain". Something not adding up. https://t.co/9GQUzzik0c
— Adam Hennessey (@9_Hendo) November 18, 2021