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Team News: Lee Novak, Neal Eardley make the Birmingham City bench

Neal Eardley and Lee Novak could feature for Birmingham City for the first time in a month.

Lee Novak and Neal Eardley could make their first Birmingham City appearances for a month against Bolton Wanderers after being named as substitutes for this afternoon's Championship clash.

The duo, who have been sidelined with knee injuries, passed fitness tests ahead of kickoff, but Mark Duffy misses out with a calf strain.

Winger Demarai Gray has overcome a knock to make the starting XI, lining up in the Blues' 4-2-3-1 formation.

New Bolton boss Neil Lennon gave fitness tests to several players who were out on international duty this week, with midfielder Lee Chung-yong the only one to make the starting XI.

Former Everton striker Jermaine Beckford will spearhead the Trotters attack.

Birmingham: Randolph, Caddis, Edgar, Robinson, Grounds, Davis, Gleeson, Arthur, Gray, Cotterill, Donaldson

Bolton Lonergan, McNaughton, Mills, Dervite, Moxey, Spearing, Feeney, Danns, Pratley, Chung-Yong, Beckford

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Celtic manager Neil Lennon prior to kick-off during the Champions League match against Barcelona on October 1, 2013
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