Date: 30th November 2010 at 1:59pm
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Well it’s a case of ‘as you were’ ahead of tomorrows clash with Blues in the Carling Cup Quarter Final. We gain one, and lose one.

Gabby and James Collins have been declared fit and fine for the clash with Gabby recovering from his virus and James Collins (as expected to be fair) is ok for the game despite his calf niggle.

However we have lost Stephen Ireland to a virus this time which is a huge blow given the up turn in his performance against Arsenal in the last match.

As for player beliefs, Ciaran Clark is the latest to say the team will be up for the match, and the youngsters are more than aware of what is expected from them in the derby, by saying.

‘I think we’ll be able to cope with Birmingham. We just need to start the way we ended Saturday’s game. We have to take the second half against Arsenal and put that into effect for the whole game at Birmingham.’

Speaking about the atmosphere, Clark said he was there last season so he knows exactly what to expect.

‘The atmosphere is really amazing. It has got to the stage where I really understand what it means.’

Go get them Clarkie…

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