BRUMMIES v KING'S LYNN, PREVIEW

Tuesday May 09, 2017
NEW signing Liam Carr is desperate to help Birmingham return to winning ways when he makes his debut against King’s Lynn Young Stars on Wednesday (7.30).

The 21-year-old will make his first appearance in the famous red and yellow at Perry Barr as the Surestop Brummies look to recover from Saturday’s 46-44 defeat at Stoke.

Carr, who is now solely focused on his position at Birmingham after being released by Championship side Berwick, is keen to make a good first impression in front of home supporters.

“I was disappointed to be dropped by Berwick – but I did kind of see it coming at one point,” Carr said.

“But it’s only fired me up even more to do well with Birmingham now and try and put me back in the frame for a Championship spot somewhere else.

“I’m excited to get going now and I can’t wait to link up with the team.

“I was following the scores at Stoke at the weekend and I wish I could have been there because I think we’d have won then.

“But it’s important we get the win on Wednesday and hopefully there’ll be a good crowd for it as well.”

The visitors will be without Josh Bailey, who is on SGB Premiership duty with King’s Lynn’s senior side, as well as captain Danny Phillips who sustained a broken back and femur in a crash at Mildenhall on Sunday. Their places will be taken by guests Luke Priest and Chris Widman respectively.

Supporters are reminded that this is the last chance to use their £10 special admission tickets, which were originally intended for the postponed Bank Holiday fixture against Stoke.

BIRMINGHAM: Tom Bacon, Kyle Roberts, Darryl Ritchings, Jack Parkinson-Blackburn, Liam Carr, Macauley Leek, Layne Cupitt.

KING’S LYNN: Luke Priest, Lewis Whitmore, Ryan Kinsley, Scott Campos R/R, Chris Widman, Connor Locke, Taylor Hampshire.

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