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Boss not expecting to make big changes against Leeds United

Isaac Vassell.
Isaac Vassell.

I was quite pleased with us in most aspects on Saturday.

Harry Redknapp.

Harry Redknapp says he doesn’t plan on making wholesale changes to his side for Tuesday evening’s game against Leeds United.

Blues head to Elland Road on the back of a single goal defeat to Norwich on Saturday and have been struggling for points.

Whilst he admits his players didn’t show enough attacking threat against the Canaries, Redknapp insists he was still ‘quite pleased’ with aspects of the performance.

"I'm not expecting to make many changes tomorrow. I was quite pleased with us in most aspects on Saturday,” said Redknapp.

“We just needed a little bit more cutting edge in that final third.”

Blues have no new injury concerns heading up to West Yorkshire, and the only two absentees are Carl Jenkinson (shoulder) and Isaac Vassell.

But there is positive news concerning striker Vassell who has been sidelined since Blues’ Carabao Cup defeat to Bournemouth in August with a hamstring injury.

“Isaac Vassell is not fit yet, but he should be available to be on the bench on Saturday (against Preston) and play a part in the game,” confirmed Redknapp.

“They (the physios) thought this morning that starting him might just be stretching him a little bit too much.

“He's had a hamstring (injury) and he's never had one before.

“You don't want to just throw him in and he goes and tears it and he's out for eight weeks or something.

“You've just got to go steady with him.”

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