Championship strugglers Birmingham have been dealt a severe blow with the news that Marlon King will miss the remainder of the season through injury.
The striker will have surgery on Monday, with a view to returning to action in time for the pre-season.
King last featured for the Blues in the goalless draw with Sheffield Wednesday on February 19.
Manager Le Clark will now have to plan without the 32-year-old, with the Blues boss urging his strikers to take advantage of King's absence and stake a claim for a place in the starting line-up.
Clark also looks set to ring the changes for the Blues' next match after Saturday's 5-2 thrashing by Hull City.
He told Sky Sports News."It's a blow for Marlon and a blow for us. He is going to go under the knife today (Monday) and get the knee checked out, so we can get his rehab sorted for pre-season and hopefully he should be OK.
"For other players now, it's an opportunity for them with the news of Marlon, and all over the team, because there are places up for grabs after you lose a game like that.
"The lads who have maybe not been involved have got an opportunity now."