Josh McEachran: Birmingham City midfielder out for six-to-nine months with knee injury

Josh McEachran receiving medical treatment
Josh McEachran was stretchered off in the 18th minute against Coventry on Tuesday

Birmingham City midfielder Josh McEachran will be out for at least six months with a serious knee injury.

The ex-Brentford and Chelsea man, 26, tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the club's FA Cup tie with Coventry on Tuesday and requires surgery.

Blues boss Pep Clotet said McEachran is facing a "long-term recovery".

He told BBC WM: "We are a little bit thin at the moment but in these situations we need to make sure that the team gets the best out of itself."

McEachran has made 10 appearances for Birmingham since joining in September but now faces up to nine months on the sidelines.

Meanwhile, winger Jacques Maghoma is likely to be sidelined for six weeks with a quad injury.