Leeds blow as key man returns for clash v Birmingham
By Danny Wright
Birmingham City manager Gianfranco Zola has revealed that Lukas Jutkiewicz will be available for Friday’s game, much to the detriment of Leeds.
The 27-year-old striker is Birmingham’s top goalscorer this season but has missed the last two matches for his club with injury.
BBC WM reported from Zola’s press conference on Thursday when he revealed that the striker is available for selection against Leeds, along with left-back Jonathan Grounds, who missed the win against Wolves last Friday.
— BBC WM Sport 95.6 (@sportbbcwm) March 2, 2017
Jutkiewicz has scored 11 goals in 31 appearances for the Blues this season in all competitions.
He hasn’t scored since February 4 in a 1-0 win over Fulham, but the former Middlesbrough man will be hoping to get his first goal in almost a month against a Leeds side that have kept just one clean sheet in their last seven outings.
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Garry Monk’s side currently sit fourth in the Championship table and look as though they are on track to finish inside the play-off places.
However the club will be aiming to put the pressure on Brighton and Newcastle in the two automatic spots, who are 10 points ahead.
Huddersfield lie between Leeds and the top two and there are four points between the two Yorkshire rivals.
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