Birmingham pair in no-show

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Birmingham boss Alex McLeish has promised to "deal with the situation" after Olivier Kapo and Franck Queudrue failed to turn up to the club's first day back at training.

The pair, who have both been linked with summer moves away from St Andrews, will now have to explain their actions to the Blues boss as he looks to prepare the midlands outfit for a tough Championship campaign.

McLeish told the club's official website: "It has been reported Franck said he didn't know the date to return to training but all the players were told the date and they turned up. He'll have to explain that one.

"Olivier Kapo has indicated he was staying over in France to have an operation on his hand but we don't know much more than that. We pay handsome wages to the players and they should be reporting to our medical team first and foremost if there's a problem of any kind."

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