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Birmingham face survival fight

Clockwise from top left: Scott Dann; Barry Ferguson; Roger Johnson; Joe Hart; Christian Benitez; Giovanny Espinoza; Lee Bowyer

MANAGER: Alex McLeish (Nov 2007)

MAJOR INS: Scott Dann (undisclosed), Christian Benitez (£8.5m), Roger Johnson (£5m), Barry Ferguson (£1.2m), Joe Hart (loan), Giovanny Espinoza (loan), Lee Bowyer (free), Gregory Vignal (undisclosed)

MAJOR OUTS: Stephen Kelly (Fulham, free)

KEY MAN: Joe Hart (yet to play)
Squad selector: Pick your Birmingham XI

LAST SEASON: 2nd (Championship)

OUR VERDICT: 18th. After signing several unproven Premier League players, City are something of an unknown quantity.
Watch Lawro's verdict on Birmingham

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