NEWS NOW:Long in, Drameh out, midfielder making his EFL debut.

Predicted lineup for Leeds United against. Birmingham City: Long in, Drameh out, midfielder making his EFL debut

On New Year’s Day, Birmingham City will return to action as they visit Elland Road to play Leeds United.

Wayne Rooney, Manager of Birmingham City, shakes hands with Lee Buchanan

On New Year’s Day, Birmingham City will welcome back defender Lee Buchanan for their difficult matchup with Leeds United. Meanwhile, manager Wayne Rooney has stated Marc Roberts will miss more time due to injury, and defender Cody Drameh is out due to his inability to play against his parent club.

After his team’s recent defensive effort in the goalless draw with Bristol City, Rooney expressed his satisfaction. He talked about how crucial it was to keep up such a strong defense against Leeds United, who are unbeaten at home this year.

Rooney disclosed that Buchanan, who is recuperating from a concussion he suffered during the Plymouth Argyle encounter, might replace Manny Longelo in the starting lineup. “Lee has made great progress,” he stated. “There’s potential for him to be back for Leeds.”

However, it appears Roberts will be out for the next “three to four weeks” due to a calf strain sustained during the loss to Stoke City. The significance of Kevin Long being included in a matchday squad for the first time in 10 games—despite not being used as a substitute against Bristol City—is overshadowed by this.

Drameh, who played well in his first game in five games, won’t be available to play against Leeds. As a result, the defense may reorganize, with Long and Buchanan perhaps starting again or Juninho Bacuna taking over at full back.

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