January 17, 2023, 1:45 am
Forest Green Rovers

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FA Cup Forest Green Rovers vs Birmingham Kick Off Time

Event details:
NAME: Forest Green Rovers – Birmingham
DATE: 17 Jan 2023
TIME: 19:45 UTC
VENUE: New Lawn in Nailsworth, England


Championship side Birmingham City will be bidding to progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup when they make the trip to League One strugglers Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday night.

The two sides had initially been due to lock horns on January 7, but the match was postponed following a pitch inspection at the Bolt New Lawn Stadium, which led to a new date being set.

Forest Green have had to win twice to reach this stage of the competition, beating South Shields 2-0 on November 5 before recording a 2-1 victory over Alvechurch at the end of the month.

Ian Burchnall’s side will enter this match off the back of a 1-1 draw with Exeter City in League One on Saturday, which ended a four-game losing run in England’s third tier.



The Green, who were League Two champions last season, are currently bottom of the League One table, having only picked up 21 points from their 26 matches during the 2022-23 campaign.

Burchnall’s team are only three points behind 20th-place Morecambe, though, so it is not quite time to hit the panic button despite their struggles for results in recent weeks.

Forest Green will not view the FA Cup as a priority competition this season, but it could act as a welcome distraction from their league troubles, and they will be facing a Birmingham side short on confidence due to their recent struggles in the second tier of English football.


Forest Green Rovers vs Birmingham Playing XI


Forest Green Rovers possible starting lineup:
Doohan; Godwin-Malife, Casey, Cooper, Robson; Hendry, Peart-Harris, Stevenson; McAllister, March, Bakayoko

Birmingham City possible starting lineup:
Etheridge; Colin, Sanderson, Long, Trusty, Friend; Bacuna, Mejbri, Chong; Jutkiewicz, Hogan

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