Date: 6th August 2017 at 11:13pm
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Birmingham City are readying themselves for the visit of League Two side Crawley Town in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

Both sides suffered defeats on the opening weekend of the Football League season, Blues 1-0 away to Ipswich Town and Crawley 3-1 at home to Port Vale.

The two managers, Harry Redknapp and Harry Kewell, will both be looking for big improvements in the opening round of the cup but both are expected to make changes.

Blues manager Redknapp has already discussed the possibility of playing forgotten man Nicolai Brock-Madsen because he doesn’t want to risk an injury to his other two first team strikers.

I believe it is going to be quite a different side to the one that we saw at Portman Road and I think it is going to be a challenging one to pick but here is who I think Redknapp might select for the game against Crawley.

GK: Kuszczak

RB: Harding
CB: Robinson
CB: Roberts
LB: Grounds

RM: Cotterill
CM: Kieftenbeld
CM: Gleeson
LM: Maghoma

CF: McDonald

ST: Adams

Substitutes: Stockdale, Nsue, Morrison, Ndoye, Davis, O’Keeffe, Donaldson.

As you can see from the team above, I believe Redknapp will make 10 changes to the side that lost 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.

There is a place in the team for under 23’s forward Wes McDonald.

Blues fans, let us know what you make of the predicted line up in the comment section down below!

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4 Replies to “Opinion: Predicted line up Vs. Crawley Town”

  • I like how you preface with “Opinion” Tom. There’s nothing worse than headlines that hook you into a bad article.

    I agree with your team with one exception. I’d like N’Doye to feature again. He’s so key for us I’d like to see him gain his confidence quickly. He made some poor decisions Saturday.

  • Kuszczak
    Nsue Robbo Harding Grounds
    Cotterill Kieftenbeld Tesche Maghoma
    Adams Donaldson

    We should be using these games to give the likes of Hale, McDonald and McFarlane game time but we wont. Harry will want to use it to gain some confidence in the team.

  • Ijaz H,I think the manager should be putting out his first team,clearly they need more time to gather an understanding of how the manager wants them to play and this is an ideal chance for him to do just that.Additionally I think the top two tiers don’t take this competition as seriously as they should,only when their teams reach semi finals stage do they field a strong team.We are home,it’s a great chance to progress,why put it in jeopardy,possibly if we win this one we could draw a couple more on paper teams with lesser ability,from then anything could happen. KRO

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