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PREVIEW: BIRMINGHAM CITY

11 August 2015

We take a quick look at tonight's opponents

Bristol Rovers go into today's game following a one year absence from the competition.

Rovers: Darrell Clarke's men will be looking to progress to the second round of the Capital One Cup.

Team News: The game might come too soon for both Mark McChrystal and Lee Mansell.

Darrell's View:"Birmingham will prove a big test for us because Gary Rowett has done a great job since taking over there.

"They [Birmingham] finished inside the top 10 in the Championship last year winning their last three matches and they beat Reading at the weekend but our boys will be up for it."

Opposition:
Gary Rowett's men narrowly avoided a draw at the weekend as keeper Tomasz Kuszczak saved a 97th minute penalty from Orlando Sa to secure a 2-1 win in front of a almost 20,000 strong St. Andrews crowd.    
 
Dangerman - David Cotterill: The former Bristol City man was on target for the Blues at the weekend all be it from a fortuitous effort. The Welsh international’s dead ball strike took a massive deflection before flying past the wrong-footed Bond in the Reading goal.

Last Time Out: John Ward's men went out of the FA Cup third round at the hands of a 3-0 loss. Paul Robinson opened the scoring in the first half before Chris Burke added a late brace to send the Blues into the next round.

Tickets: Tickets for tonight's Capital One Cup tie are still available and supporters can pay on the day, however the club would like to advise supporters to arrive early to avoid long queues.

Keeping Up With The Game: Full match commentary of Rovers game with Birmingham City can be heard through Gas PlayerHD. Supporters can access our LIVE match coverage by clicking here.

Alternatively, stay tuned to the club’s social media outlets.

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