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Birmingham City handed significant player boost ahead of Millwall trip



Birmingham City’s Jake Clarke-Salter will be available for the game against Millwall tomorrow after a knock to his knee wasn’t serious.

The centre-back, who is on loan at St. Andrew’s from Chelsea, was subbed with just under 15 minutes remaining of the entertaining 3-3 draw against Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend.

Inevitably, that prompted fears he could miss tomorrow’s game and boss Pep Clotet revealed he was going to be assessed yesterday ahead of the trip to the capital.

And, Birmingham Live have confirmed that the news was positive, with Clarke-Salter fit to play and he is likely to continue alongside Marc Roberts at the heart of the Birmingham defence at The Den.

The 22-year-old has become a key player for Blues in the past month or so, with his performances at centre-back key to the good run the side has been on.

Clotet’s men take on Millwall looking to make it 12 games unbeaten, whilst a victory against former boss Gary Rowett would make it three successive away wins for Birmingham.

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The verdict

This is a big boost for Birmingham as Clarke-Salter has been very good recently and his partnership with Roberts has been a key reason for their good run.

With Harlee Dean as backup it’s not an area of the pitch that Blues are desperately short in but Clotet wouldn’t have wanted to lose a key player as they try to maintain their good form.

As for the defender, he will just want to keep playing and he will need to be at his best to stop a tough Millwall side.

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