McLeish hopes break will benefit new signing

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Birmingham boss Alex McLeish is hoping the international break will allow winger Jean Beausejour to recover from a medial ligament problem.

McLeish revealed the the Chilean international suffered the setback during the home clash with Wigan nine days ago, ruling him out of the weekend defeat against Everton. The Scot admits the Blues medical staff have advised him to tread carefully with the 26-year-old, who signed in the summer from Club America.

The former Preston boss told Press Association Sport: "Beausejour had an injury which he further aggravated last week so he was ruled out completely for the weekend. But hopefully the fact it is the international break will give him the chance to make a full recovery."

McLeish is keeping his fingers crossed Beausejour, who has yet to start a Barclays Premier League game, will be available for the trip to Arsenal on October 16.

"He got a nick in his medial ligament against Wigan when he came on.

"The doctor ruled him out immediately and said 'if you want to get anything out of this guy this season, you've got to be careful.' I've got to respect the medical staff."

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