posted on Oct, 25 2004 @ 03:09 PM
Stan Lazaridis and Muzzy Izzet are moving closer to first-team comebacks with Birmingham after stepping up their fitness rehabilitation programme.
Winger Lazaridis has resumed training after a near two-month absence with the thigh injury suffered in the home game with Manchester City.
Blues manager Steve Bruce is considering arranging a practice match for the Australia international who could even come under consideration for
Saturday's home Premiership meeting with Crystal Palace.
Midfielder Izzet has been sidelined for three weeks with a knee injury sustained against Newcastle United at St Andrews and is he is due back on the
training ground this week.