Birmingham v Swansea preview
Birmingham's four-goal hero Jesse Lingard and defender Kyle Bartley are both unavailable for the Capital One Cup third-round visit of holders Swansea.
Lingard has been denied permission to play by parent club Manchester United, who do not want the forward cup-tied, while centre-back Bartley is on loan from the Swans and not able to face his parent club.
Goalkeeper Colin Doyle will return between the sticks to replace Darren Randolph having started in the previous two rounds.
David Murphy will be rested having only returned in Saturday's 4-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday after a lengthy absence due to a knee injury, while Nikola Zigic, Akwasi Asante, Lee Novak and Hayden Mullins miss out due to minor injuries.
Neil Taylor will make his return from a thigh injury in Swansea's Capital One Cup clash at Birmingham but Ashley Williams and Pablo Hernandez are unlikely to be risked.
Left-back Taylor has been on the sidelines since suffering a dead leg in the first leg of the Europa League play-off against Petrolul Ploiesti in August.
Captain Williams and winger Hernandez have been carrying ankle and hamstring problems respectively, and Laudrup will not want to take any chances with their fitness ahead of the weekend meeting with Arsenal.