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The young Blues’ first match in this season’s tournament should have been played on January 14 but was also delayed due to the coroanvirus pandemic, with the competition being temporarily suspended.
However, it has restarted this past week and City will be hoping to make a strong start to the defence of their crown.
Birmingham City entertain Stoke City at St Andrew’s on Saturday in the Sky Bet Championship.
Lee Bowyer’s Birmingham, are 21st in the league on 42 points, having played 40, they have won 10, drawn 12 and lost 18. Last time out in the league, the Blues drew 0-0 away against Brentford.
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Stoke, managed by Michael O’Neill, are 11th in the table with 55 points. Forty games in, they have won 14, drawn 13 and lost 13. In their last league match, the Potters lost 2-1 at home against Millwall.
The final stretch is in sight in the Championship and these two teams know exactly what is required if they are to drag themselves into the top six.
Boro know that a defeat on Friday could well put paid to their promotion hopes, but we can see them grinding out a point on the South Coast to stay within touching distance of their opponents.