Birmingham City welcome Jordan Mutch back into the fold for their decisive Europa League, Group H tie at home to NK Maribor tomorrow evening.
The talented midfielder has been out of action since August after breaking his ankle, but after a steady recuperation programme Mutch is ready to be eased back into first team action.
It is likely that Stephen Carr will again be rested for this European clash, while the game has come along too soon for Liam Ridgewell (thigh).
Blues are currently three points adrift of both SC Braga and Club Brugge in Group H as they go into the final round of matches.
Chris Hughton’s men know that a victory over Maribor and a defeat for Brugge are the only permutations that will see Blues go through to the next stage of the competition which will see Manchester United and Manchester City join the affray.