Date: 3rd May 2018 at 3:15pm
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Birmingham Mail reporter Brian Dick has shared his starting eleven for the crunch game against Fulham on Sunday.

He’s gone with a five-man midfield and one up top. GK- Stockdale DF- Colin, Morrison, Dean and Grounds, MF- Jota, Gardner, Davis, Kieftenbeld and Maghoma, At- Jutkiewicz.

It’s not far off the team I would pick for the match to be honest with you. The dilemma over whether we should play 4-5-1 or 4-4-2, and play more attacking football has started a debate among fans on Twitter:

Verdict:

We have to try and control the game against the Cottagers. We can’t have a situation where we are overrun in the middle of the park or we could be in for a long afternoon.

The threat from their forward line is too great to be too gung-ho, and I have to agree with most that containment has to be the priority, at least initially.

If we can win the battle in midfield though, we can then perhaps play more positively. The worst thing we can do is sit too deep and not threaten in the final third.

 

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