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Colin Kazim-Richards: Has a muscle strain

Colin Kazim-Richards: Has a muscle strain

Blackburn manager Henning Berg will give Jason Lowe, Gael Givet and Colin Kazim-Richards every chance to prove their fitness to face Birmingham.

Defender Givet pulled up with a leg injury in training on the eve of last weekend's 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace, Berg's first game in charge, while forward Kazim-Richards suffered a muscle strain during Tuesday night's 2-2 draw at Huddersfield.

Lowe went off in the closing stages of the 1-0 win over Watford at Ewood Park a fortnight ago and is battling to return from a hamstring problem.

Veteran forward Nuno Gomes (knee) remains a doubt and midfielder David Dunn (calf) is expected to remain on the sidelines despite stepping up his recovery work in the gym.

Teenage right-back Adam Henley has been preferred to Bradley Orr since Berg's arrival and is set to continue.

Portugal U21 winger Fabio Nunes is still out with a hamstring injury.

Birmingham trio Curtis Davies, Nathan Redmond and Leroy Lita are all rated as 50/50 for the trip.

Centre-back Davies hobbled out of Tuesday's 2-0 win over Bristol City just before half-time due to the troublesome ankle injury he first sustained in the home defeat to Huddersfield.

Winger Redmond (dead leg) and on-loan striker Lita (thigh) both missed the clash altogether, and all three face a race against time to be fit for the Ewood Park showdown.

Defender Pablo Ibanez played 70 minutes for City's Development squad on Wednesday afternoon and is set to come back into the matchday squad.

Paul Caddis is making excellent progress in his recovery from his shoulder injury and is not too far away, but fellow right-back Stephen Carr (knee) remains a long-term absentee.

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1 Bournemouth 28 54
2 Middlesbrough 28 53
3 Derby County 27 51
4 Ipswich Town 27 50
5 Brentford 28 49
6 Watford 28 47
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 44
8 Norwich City 27 43
9 Sheffield Wednesday 27 38
10 Blackburn Rovers 27 36
11 Birmingham City 27 36
12 Nottingham Forest 27 34
13 Cardiff City 27 34
14 Fulham 27 34
15 Huddersfield Town 28 34
16 Bolton Wanderers 27 33
17 Leeds United 28 32
18 Charlton Athletic 27 32
19 Reading 27 31
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 27 29
21 Rotherham United 27 29
22 Millwall 27 24
23 Wigan Athletic 27 21
24 Blackpool 27 17