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The latest Birmingham City team news all here as Millwall clash looms



Birmingham City will be hoping that they can get back to winning ways at the earliest of opportunities in the Championship. 

The Blues were forced to settle for a point in their most recent fixture against Luton Town at Kenilworth Road, as they played out a 1-1 draw.

The stalemate means that Aitor Karanka’s side are now sat 17th in the Championship table after their opening 13 matches of this year’s campaign.

One slightly concerning statistic for Birmingham supporters though it their poor run of recent results, with the Blues now winless in their last four matches in the second-tier.

It doesn’t get any easier for them either, as they prepare to take on play-off chasing Millwall this weekend, in what is certain to be a tough test up against former Blues boss Gary Rowett.

The Lions are tenth in the Championship table and are just four points adrift of the play-off positions in the early stages of this year’s campaign, and will fancy their chances of adding to Birmingham’s recent slump in form.

Karanka issued an update on Kristian Pedersen’s fitness, with the full-back missing Birmingham City’s last couple of matches, with no definite return date being set as of yet.

“He is training well, he is a very good professional but he had the problem against Bournemouth and he missed one or two weeks in the international break.

“Kristian is doing very well in the training sessions, when he is playing he is trying his best so we are good with him.”

Aitor Karanka has also revealed in a recent interview with Birmingham Live, that he isn’t hopeful of having new signing Alen Halilovic available for selection for the match against the Lions.

“He is training but I think we are waiting for the clearance yet.

“I don’t know if we will have it before Saturday, I am just the coach and the club is working on that.

“Physically he is good, we haven’t had time to work with him properly because he signed on Sunday, the Monday session was almost nothing, Tuesday he was here because we had the game, yesterday was a nice session but just with the players who didn’t play.

“He is doing something in the gym on his own and he has played a few friendly games but now with five substitutions I think it will be easier to try to involve him in the games.”

Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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