Birmingham opened their pre-season with a 2-0 win over German side Hohenlohe Auswahl in Kunzelsau.

Mikael Forssell and Neil Danns scored the goals as Steve Bruce´s side struggled in 30 degree-plus heat.

With most of the club´s summer signings ineligible because of international clearance not coming through in time, the only new face on show was Stuart Parnaby who had a comfortable game at right-back.

© Copyright PA Sport 2007, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: