Gary Rowett hints Birmingham could make this change for Hull clash

The Blues host the Championship's automatic-promotion chasers on Thursday.

Gary Rowett has hinted that David Davis may come in for Birmingham's clash with Hull City at St Andrew's on Thursday, the Birmingham Mail reports.

The Mail reports that Stephen Gleeson could miss the game against the Championship high-flyers, meaning that Davis could make his first appearance for the Blue since the goalless draw with Bristol City in January.

And Rowett appeared to confirm that the 25-year-old is in contention to replace Gleeson by discussing how he is able to rely on him to come in and do a good job when required.

"He was unlucky not to start the season. But I felt Maikel and Glees started really well and have obviously been the first choice pair," he told the Mail.

"Davo has come in and played different roles. He's played as 10, he's played as one of two advance midfielders, he's actually played wide in a couple of our better performances as well.

"He's a player that you know should he come into the team he certainly won't let anybody down."

While Davis has not been as impressive as Gleeson and Maikel Kieftenbeld - having failed to score in the league this term - there is no doubt that his versatility makes him the kind of valuable player that could be very useful during the latter stages of the season.

The former Wolves man has featured in several different roles in Birmingham's midfield this season, and his ability to adapt to whichever position he is required to play in could prove to be so important given that the Blues boast a relatively thin squad so will need to utilise all of their resources if they hope to remain in play-off contention.

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