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Birmingham City v Reading FC Squad Selector: The Results

So two games unbeaten but after a goalless draw with Bolton did you want Nigel to stick or twist with his team selection? Here's how you voted.

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For the first time we also gave you an opportunity to vote on a formation and immediately you've voted for a switch. Just 15% of you wanted to stick with the 4-1-4-1 of the past two games and in its place 4-2-3-1 (35%) edged out 4-4-2 (33%).

Unsurprisingly the club's official Player of the Month Adam Federici was once again almost unanimously voted in to start between the sticks with 98% backing.

Full-backs was again the hot position of contention with Stephen Kelly polling 75% of the votes and Captain Chris Gunter scooping 67% backing.

What confuses the matter is Jordan Obita. While only 48% of you voted for him there, 45% wanted him in the midfield. However, as we'll see later both of those votes fall short of getting him directly into the team. That to me seems ludicrous when you consider he's in 93% of teams overall and so in those circumstances we made a decision to back the man with the highest votes competing in his position. In this case Gunter (67%) edged out Blackman (48%).

The centre back pairing was refreshingly more simple. 98% of you voted for Jake Cooper and 91% backed Michael Hector to play alongside him, with Alex Pearce way back on 10%. I wonder how many would have seen that sort of a scenario unfolding back in August?

In front of those two and Danny Williams (96%) and Oliver Norwood (98%) were also all but unanimous choices.

Garath McCleary was also picked by 95% of you, but the other flank was more divided with Blackman (48%) just ahead of Obita (midfield 44%) and Robson-Kanu back on 12%, a figure below Jake Taylor (16%).  However as we explained earlier, in this case Blackman is edged out by Gunter.

The big winner this week was Simon Cox, with 93% of you wanting him to start on Saturday.

Glenn Murray on the other hand continues to see his popularity slip. He's down to 80% approval, down from a near unanimous 96% against Cardiff.

SUBSTITUTES: Andersen, Cummings, Pearce, Kuhl, Taylor, Robson-Kanu, Blackman