Date: 11th September 2015 at 2:42pm
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Birmingham City will play Bristol City this weekend and in-form Stephen Gleeson will be fit to compete for his place in the team. A poor tackle against MK Dons last time out left the midfielder in a heap on the ground.

Gleeson has been increasingly important in Gary Rowett’s side after what was a questionable start to his career with the club. This season the former Wolves man has kicked on, finally adding a more attacking thinking to his game.

At the tender age of 27, it is maybe less of a surprise to the seasoned football fan to see a midfielder displaying better form now he’s within his peak years. However this is not always the case with any player and Gleeson really deserves credit for the way he has approached this season.

Originally it was being thought that Kieftenbeld would be coming in to partner the energetic David Davis, but it is Davis that has found himself on the bench.

Such form from the midfielders is great news for Birmingham City fans. With more possession of the ball this season, Blues are looking to those on the ball to make something happen. If Blues are to successfully transition from last seasons counter strategy to this seasons ball playing method then the central players will need to take the game to the opposition.

Gleeson, a Lee Clark signing, joined in June 2014 and has made 38(5) league appearances for the Blues, scoring 2 goals; both coming this season.

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