Birmingham skipper Damien Johnson will miss the start of the Barclays Premier League campaign after a scan revealed a grade one tear of his hamstring.

The results of the scan have confirmed the worst fears of the Northern Ireland midfielder who suffered the setback in a pre-season clash with Walsall 10 days ago.

Birmingham manager Steve Bruce said: "Jonty has a grade one tear of his hamstring and will be out for a total of around 21 days from the time he did the injury at Walsall."

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