The Championship club Birmingham City have revealed that he will be making assessments over the fitness of the defender Curtis Davies prior to the visit of Hull City to St Andrews. This match will also see the return of the former Birmingham manager Steve Bruce, who is currently in charge of Hull City.

He has been able to transform the fortunes of the former Premier league club, who are now in a position to challenge for the play-offs and even further for the automatic promotion spot. This will be a very tough match according to the Birmingham manager Lee Clark, who has had to deal with a lot of issues during this time at St Andrews.

Birmingham come into the match having had just two victories in the last few months. Since September, the club has had only two victories against Leeds and Bristol, while they have suffered numerous defeats and draws during this period. As a result, they lie in the 19th position in the table just a few places over the relegation zone. Hull, meanwhile, come into the match in the fourth position just a few points below the Championship leaders Crystal Palace. The fitness of the defender Curtis Davies is the major worry for manager Lee Clark.

Other players who are also suffering from injury problems ahead of this match include the midfielder Keith Fahey and the striker Leroy Lita. The manager has confirmed that the defender Paul Caddis has been making sufficient progress in his attempts to recover from the shoulder injury. He is expected to be back into the first-team in the next few weeks. Stephen Carr, who has been a long-term absentee for the club this season, still is a little far away from first-team action according to Lee Clark, who is feeling confident ahead of the Hull City match.