Wolverhampton V Birmingham at Molineux Stadium : Match Preview

23 February 2017
Wolverhampton V Birmingham - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Wolves lose Connor Ronan for the rest of the season

Wolves will be without Connor Ronan against Birmingham - and perhaps for the rest of the season - after the midfielder suffered a stress fracture in his back.

Wanderers boss Paul Lambert revealed the news at his pre-match press conference, where he said the teenager will be out for "a good few months" with the injury and would be lucky to feature again at all this campaign.

It is hoped Nouha Dicko will return from his hamstring problem in time for Friday night's local derby while fellow striker Joe Mason (hernia) and defender Mike Williamson are also close to making their comebacks from injury.

Donovan Wilson, 19, will hope to keep his place in the squad after making his debut as a late substitute against Chelsea in the FA Cup last weekend.

Birmingham have midfielders Craig Gardner and David Davis back from one and two-match bans respectively.

Jonathan Grounds is a fresh injury doubt for Blues after the defender tweaked a groin in the home defeat to QPR.

Strikers Clayton Donaldson (heel) and Lukas Jutkiewicz (hamstring) remain out and will miss the trip to Molineux but should be back in training next week.

Jacques Maghoma, who returned from the African Nations Cup with a knee injury, has resumed training but the winger is not match fit.