Football - Butland to face Forest

Birmingham goalkeeper Jack Butland will face Nottingham Forest despite joining Stoke on transfer deadline day.

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The 19-year-old agreed a move to the Premier League club but was immediately loaned back to the Blues for the remainder of the season.

Striker Wes Thomas is set to make his debut after joining on-loan from Bournemouth until the summer.

Thomas, 26, has already enjoyed successful loan spells with both Portsmouth and Blackpool this season.

Blues trio Marlon King, Curtis Davies and Chris Burke all remain at the club after a number of bids for their services were rejected on Thursday.

News that they will remain at St Andrews at least until the summer will be a huge boost for manager Lee Clark, who insisted he didn't want to let any of them go.

Akwasi Asante, Darren Ambrose, David Murphy, Stephen Carr and Will Packwood remain sidelined.

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