Jerome boost for Blues

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Cameron Jerome could provide a further attacking option for manager Alex McLeish when Birmingham host promoted Doncaster at St Andrews.

Jerome, who has often played on the wing for the Blues this season, stepped up his comeback from a torn thigh muscle by scoring twice for the reserves in a 3-3 draw with Manchester United's second-string in midweek.

Second-choice goalkeeper Colin Doyle will be missing as he recovers from minor knee surgery, meaning Artur Krysiak is likely to return from his loan spell at York to act as back-up to Maik Taylor.

Winger Sebastian Larsson completed 90 minutes in Sweden's 2-1 win over Hungary in Stockholm and should be available a fortnight after scoring Birmingham's goal against Norwich. Damien Johnson faces at least another six to eight weeks on the sidelines following an operation on his back.

Doncaster boss Sean O'Driscoll has attacking duo Jason Price and Darren Byfield battling to be involved.

Price caught the eye by scoring a hat-trick in a friendly against Darlington in midweek after overcoming an ankle injury and Byfield made his debut for the club against Coventry last time out following a spell out with a hernia problem.

O'Driscoll must now decide what part the pair will play against the Blues as Rovers go in search of back-to-back wins in the Championship.

Defensive duo Sean McDaid (knee) and Gordon Greer (hip) remain ruled out but are closing in on a return to action.

James Chambers made his first league start for Rovers in the 1-0 win over the Sky Blues and the defender could continue in the starting XI.

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