Robinson on the bench for WBA

Last updated : 12 February 2004 By Michael Morris
John Robinson will be back in the City squad for Saturdays trip to WBA. Robinson came through 90 minutes of yesterdays reserve team game and Lennie has told the press today that he will be on the bench with Paul Parry keeping his place in the starting line.

City then can expect to line up

Margetson, Weston, Vidmar, Gabbidon, Barker, Langley, Boland, Kavanagh, Parry, Earnshaw, Thorne.

Subs from Alexander, Prior, Whalley, Robinson, Lee and Campbell.

Gary Croft serves the last game of his ban and will be available for the home game with Sunderland next week. Two City players, Richard Langley and Rhys Weston, are both 1 yellow card away from suspension. Langley had had 9 yellows this season so far, another would mean a two game ban while Weston is on 4 yellows, a 5th would see him get a 1 game ban.

WEST BROM will give a rare start to keeper Joe Murphy on Saturday. First choice stopper Russell Hoult is injured and maybe facing a long lay off. Murphy has only made three senior starts at the Hawthorns. His last league game was a Premiership match against Newcastle 16 months ago. Murphy will join Graham Kavanagh and Alan Lee in Dublin next week as he is also part of the Irish squad.