Blues boss expects a battle with PNE
Preston face the first half of a Midlands double header when they play Birmingham at St Andrew’s.
The trip down the M6 for the Lilywhites is followed by Aston Villa’s visit to Deepdale on Saturday.
Of the two second city rivals, it is the Blues who have made the more impressive start to the campaign.
Birmingham have lost just once in the Championship, with four wins and four draws in the bag to date.
On Saturday, they drew 1-1 with Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.
Their goal came from Lukas Jutkiewicz, the striker they signed on loan from Burnley last month.
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