Birmingham v Sunderland
15th August 2007
Sunderland`s second game of the season is against Birmingham City at St Andrews.
This will be tough test for us. Birmingham are a team that are hard working and well organised. Bruce will have them fired up and they will be desperate for their first points of the season.
Birmingham City Team News:
Birmingham will be without Damien Johnson (hamstring), Matin Taylor (stomach muscle tear) and Rafael Schmitz (achilles)
Player to watch: Mikael Forssell
The Finn has been on fire in preseason and scored on Saturday against Chelsea. Hopefully McShane and Nosworthy will have the better of him.
Sunderland Team News:
Sunderland have only one injury Grant Leadbitter is out with a hamstring injury for around three weeks
Player to watch: Paul McShane
Hopefully he will be able take his outstanding form from the Spurs game to St Andrews.
Match Facts & Stats
Last time at St Andrews was a 1-1 draw. Carlos Edwards scored our goal and DJ Campbell got the equaliser.
Lets hope we can get result at St Andrews it will be a very tight game but I think we will edge this one. 1-2 Away win
Wigan v Sunderland Saturday 18th August 2007