Rafael van der Vaart and Younes Kaboul have been ruled out of Saturday's trip to Birmingham but Michael Dawson makes his long-awaited return to the squad.
The defender and last season's Player of the Year has been out since picking up an ankle injury on England duty in early September but has been back in full training for the past week.
Harry Redknapp today hinted 'Daws' will start on the bench at St Andrew's with Sebastien Bassong partnering William Gallas in the centre of defence.
Rafa (hamstring) and Younes (hip) remain sidelined with the injuries they picked up in last Sunday's victory over Liverpool, along with Jermaine Jenas who is still out with a calf problem.
Longer-term absentees Ledley King, Jonathan Woodgate (both groin) and Jamie O'Hara (back) continue their recovery from injury.
Please note - Birmingham have asked us to remind fans that Saturday's match is ALL TICKET and no tickets will be available on the day of the game. Fans who do not have a ticket should not travel. Thank-you.