Blues Under-23s arrowing in on Play-Off spot

Beryly Lubala
Beryly Lubala

Blues Under-23s face Cardiff City Under-23s at Solihull Moors on Saturday (12 noon).

It's a pivotal game in the Development Squad's quest to finish runners-up to Leeds United in the PDL North and therefore secure a Play-Off berth.

Blues have managed to wrestle second place back from Burnley in the past fortnight.

And their hopes were given a boost on Friday afternoon when the Clarets lost 2-1 at Nottingham Forest.

That result meant Blues remain second in the table on 42 points - the same tally as Burnley - but they have a better goal difference and a game in hand.

Josh Dacres-Cogley has been included in Richard Beale's squad for the match against the Bluebirds, but Charlie Lakin remains suspended.

Beryly Lubala is also expected to play, now that he has overcome injury.

They can welcome back Geraldo Bajrami and Caolan Boyd-Munce from international duty.

Blues remain without the injured Kyle McFarlane, Josh Andrews and Zach Jeacock.

Blues have included Newcastle United's Finnish goalkeeper Otto Huuhtanen, 19, as a trialist.

And they are also set to have a look at AFC Stamford striker or wideman Joe Boachie, 21.

Admission is free to Season Ticket Holders and Blues Loyalty members, otherwise £4 or £2.

Blues: Siviter, Huuhtanen, Hutton, Dacres-Cogley, Burke, Martin, Bajrami, Redmond, Boyd-Munce, O'Keeffe, McLean, Bailey, McCoy, Lubala, Boachie, Hurst.