Gareth McAuley was sent off in the second half as Northern Ireland laboured to a grim goalless draw at lowly Cyprus.
Bimingham midfielder Jonathan Spector got an hour under his belt upon his return from injury for the club's Under-21 Development side on Monday afternoon.
Wilfried Bony struck twice in quick succession to prevent Swansea becoming the victims of a shock as they beat Birmingham 2-1 in the FA Cup.
Captain Paul Robinson scored his first goal for five years as Birmingham booked an FA Cup fourth-round tie against Swansea.
All the teams ahead of this Saturday's Championship fixtures.
Tom Adeyemi is a slight doubt for Birmingham's home clash against Middlesbrough but Kyle Bartley returns to the frame.
Team news: Manager Nigel Pearson has a selection headache as league leaders Leicester travel to Hillsborough.
Birmingham boss Lee Clark will be hard pushed to make any changes for the visit of Doncaster.
The eyes of the football world may be on the likes of Portugal and France this week but Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill insists clubs must recognise the
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has praised the commitment of Hibernian duo Ryan McGivern and James McPake after the pair answered a late call to join
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