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Jul 14, 2015 at 7.30pm UK
Nuneaton Town
BirminghamBirmingham City
FT(HT: 0-1)
Novak (25'), Shinnie (70'), Davis (73')

Result: Birmingham City stroll to comfortable victory over Nuneaton Town

Lee Novak, Andrew Shinnie and David Davis score the goals as Birmingham City continue their pre-season preparations with a 3-0 win over Nuneaton Town.

Birmingham City have continue their preparations for the new season by easing to a 3-0 victory over Nuneaton Town.

The visitors were on top from the first whistle, but they wasted a good early chance when Lee Novak headed wide of the post from close range.

Gary Rowett of Birmingham City looks on during the pre season friendly match between Nuneaton Town and Birmingham City at the James Parnell Stadium on July 14, 2015© Getty Images

Nuneaton attempted to cause problems on the break but they struggled to prevent the Championship side from dominating, and the lead belonged to the visitors when Novak tapped home after a Wes Thomas strike had been blocked.

Gary Rowett's side continued to dictate the tempo of the match, with Demarai Gray looking lively in attack on the day when it was confirmed that he had signed a contract extension with the club, but the Nuneaton defence battled impressively.

It was a similar pattern early in the second half as Birmingham struggled to break down a stubborn home defence and Nuneaton goalkeeper Elliot Taylor was in fine form as he rushed off his line to deny Clayton Donaldson.

Reece Brown of Birmingham City is challenged by Shane Byrne of Nuneaton Town during the pre season friendly match between Nuneaton Town and Birmingham City at the James Parnell Stadium on July 14, 2015 © Getty Images

The lead was finally doubled 20 minutes from time when David Cotterill's inviting corner was turned home by Andrew Shinnie at the near post.

Birmingham wrapped up the victory three minutes later as David Davis completed a fine move by collecting the ball before curling home from the edge of the box.

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Jonathan Grounds of Birmingham City celebrates his goal with David Cotterill during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion at St Andrews on January 24, 2015
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