Jonjo Shelvey and Dwight Gayle on Newcastle bench, Daryl Murphy starts
Rafa Benitez has named his starting XI for this afternoon's game at St Andrew's.
Championship leaders Newcastle United take on Birmingham City looking to stretch their lead at the top of the Championship.
Brighton and Hove Albion play Leeds United at Elland Road this evening.
NEWCASTLE UNITED: : Darlow; Anita, Hanley, Lascelles, Dummett; Diame, Colback; Ritchie, Perez, Gouffran; Murphy.