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TRICKY AT CITY

Posted on 16 March 2006  - 12:00

Michael Dawson expects Saturday's trip to Birmingham City to be every bit as tough as last week's clash at Chelsea.

Michael Dawson expects Saturday's trip to Birmingham City to be every bit as tough as last week's clash at Chelsea.

The contrast couldn't be greater between the two 'Blues' - the Chelsea version the runaway leaders of the Premiership while the Birmingham version are fighting for their lives.

Steve Bruce's men are third from bottom and three points adrift of West Brom with a game in hand.

Injuries have dogged them all season but they are hopeful of striker Chris Sutton and key defender Kenny Cunningham returning for Saturday.

"I think it will just as difficult as Chelsea, definitely," said Daws. "They are scrapping for points just like we are but they are fighting to stay in the Premiership.

"These games can be harder in many ways but every game is tough at this time of the season.

"We know it will be a real test but hopefully we’ll forget about Chelsea and go and get the win we need."

With Sutton possibly back in the frame and the likes of Emile Heskey and Mikael Forssell around Michael is expecting another testing afternoon.

He added: "Every single week you come up against something different – Sutton and Heskey are big, strong, physical forwards and Forssell looks back in form, but hopefully we’ll come through it."