Date: 17th November 2016 at 3:57pm
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Head coach Tony Pulis has held his pre game press conference ahead of the tie on Monday evening against Burnley, and the fitness of Nacer Chadli featured.

So beginning with Chadli as he spoke to the Birmingham Mail in his pre game press conference, Pulis explained that following his minor knee operation over the international break, Chadli had only just returned to the grass but with how he was, he was going to take a late decision on him – but he wouldn’t be risked.

‘Nacer, that will be a late one. He is out on the grass for the first time today. We won’t take chances if we don’t need to.’

Pulis also said he expected Soloman Rondon to be available, and he was hoping for good news on Jonny Evans. Chris Brunt, Gareth McAuley and James McClean, once they had all been assessed.

‘Solomon will be fine. The Irish lads who played Tuesday night we’re hoping they’re safe and sound they are the big worry. The one big concern though is Chadli. We don’t want to push him.’

Speaking a little more to the same outlet, he insisted the players wouldn’t be complacent, simply because the side are ‘not good enough’ to coast through games and expect three points – especially against a side like Burnley who will battle.

‘They’ll be even tougher don’t worry about that. If you go into any game not 100 per cent committed and concentrated, we’re not good enough to do that, we’re not.’

Adding about Leicester, he didn’t feel it had clicked, he felt our belief had come through, so he was looking for that to continue in front of the television cameras.

‘I just think there was a bit more confidence about us right from the start. That makes a big difference to the players. They’ve worked really hard all season. We’ve not played as well as we could have during periods, but it’s not been a lack of trying or having a go.’

There’s also a chance Saido Berahino could return, but more on him in a minute.

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