Alex McLeish has said that Eric Lichaj and Andi Weimann are pushing hard in training for a start against Chelsea.
So it won’t happen then baring a miracle or severe injuries, but I haven’t done anything for a couple of days so let’s go with it for a bit.
Speaking to the Official Site as the first team drop like flies, McLeish explained that he wouldn’t hesitate to give Lichaj a starting berth against the Londoners, and of course we all know what Weimann is capable of.
With Stiliyan Petrov struggling with a fever, N’Zogbia in pretty Paris’ with a knackered knee and Alan Hutton looking a serious doubt, the chances are we may get to see a few more fresh faces in the team.
Failing that or Heskey will be at centre half?!?
‘Eric is proving to be a little bit of a warrior. We have been impressed with his application in training and in some of the reserve games recently he has been outstanding. There are no problems if we felt we had to play Eric.’
Lichaj isn’t the only option at right back, with Chris Herd also coming into the equasion but it’s likely he will continue in midfield.
‘Chris Herd has played that position before too, although that would mean we would have to look at midfield. Andi Weimann is champing at the door too so there will be a lot of food for thought in terms of selection and what formation we go for. If Weimann comes in then perhaps we are looking at 442 or as close to that as possible.’
What’s close to a 442, a 1-8-1-1??
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