Albion's match at Birmingham today has been given the go-ahead after an early morning inspection.

The St Andrews pitch benefits from undersoil heating and referee Phil Dowd soon gave the all-clear.

A bigger concern was the safety of supporters after heavy snow yesterday but local council safety officers were satisfied with the club's clear-up operation.

Albion's new signing Leonardo Ulloa could make his debut, subject to international clearance.

The Seagulls also expect to have top scorer Craig Mackail-Smith back from hamstring trouble.