TEAM NEWS - Birmingham City v Leeds United: Eddie Nketiah finally makes first Whites league start with Patrick Bamford injured
EDDIE NKETIAH finally makes his first Championship start for Leeds United with Patrick Bamford missing with a dead leg for Sunday's clash at Birmingham City.
Bamford travelled with the squad to St Andrew's but a slight quad problem has ruled the striker out of the 18 though the striker is expected to return for the fixture at West Brom on New Year's Day.
Tyler Roberts also returns from a hamstring problem to sit on the bench where there is a place for young defender Oliver Casey once more.
Jamie Shackleton is still missing following a recent hamstring issue while Pablo Hernandez is also out with an injured hamstring and Adam Forshaw is still absent with a hip issue.
Blues boss Pep Clotet has made three changes to his side with Dan Crowley, Jude Bellingham and Ivan Sunjic in for Jacques Maghoma, Jeremie Bela and David Davis.
Birmingham City: Trueman; Colin, Dean, Harding, Pedersen; Sunjic, Gardner; Crowley, Mrabti, Bellingham; Jutkiewicz. Subs: Camp, Bela, Montero, McEachran, Maghoma, Gimenez, Davis.
Leeds United: Casilla, Ayling, White, Cooper, Alioski, Dallas, Phillips, Klich, Harrison, Costa, Nketiah. Subs: Meslier, Casey, Douglas, Berardi, Gotts, Stevens, Roberts.
Referee: Keith Stroud.