Blues Under-23s in cup crunch

Remeao Hutton
Remeao Hutton

Blues are level on points with Fulham, on the tail of group leaders Reading

Blues Under-23s will try to take a big step towards the Premier League Cup knock-out stage today.

They face Reading at Solihull Moors (2pm) in their penultimate Group G fixture.

Blues are third in the four-team table, level on points with Fulham.

A fine away win at the Cottagers last time put them back in the mix for qualification as one of the top two finishers.

Reading have won all of their four games and head the standings; Blues last match is at home to Colchester United (on Friday, 22 February, at Solihull Moors, 12 noon), who have lost all four so far.

Colchester and Fulham meet on Monday.

Remeao Hutton is expected to continue his comeback from a foot injury.

And Michael Luyambula is back in the squad as he is eligible for Under-23s fixtures under the terms of his loan to Hungerford Town.

Kyle McFarlane won't be available for Blues after suffering a knee injury in training.

Blues Under-23s are in action at the St. Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium on Saturday, 16 February. Crewe Alexandra are the visitors in the PDL North (11am).

* Blues away PDL North match at Hull City, scheduled for Monday, has been postponed and will now take place at the East Riding County FA on Friday, 19 April (1pm).