Craig Gardner unsure over Birmingham future
Birmingham midfielder Craig Gardner admits he is unsure where his future lies after the departure of manager Alex McLeish.
Gardner was Birmingham's top scorer with 10 goals in his first full season at St. Andrew's following his £3million move from Aston Villa.
But lifelong City fan Gardner is now being linked with a £5million move to Sunderland.
When asked if he is leaving or staying at Blues, Gardner said: "I don't know. It's a difficult one.
"I'm unsure exactly what is happening behind the scenes and what the board are thinking.
"Where are we going, what are we planning to do? I don't know.
"At the end of the day, like every player, you have to think of your career. Everything is up in the air at the moment."
Gardner admits McLeish, who looks set to move to Villa as Gerard Houllier's successor, has been a massive influence.
He said: "For me, Alex McLeish was great. He showed a lot of faith in me, signing me from Villa, and my career moved forward from there.
"It's a sad loss for Birmingham and it's not a good start to the summer.
"The club needs to bring in a manager with the kind of credentials and experience Alex McLeish has. Someone like that would fit the bill."
Latest in Sport
Arsenal vs Aston Villa preview: I need to prove myself again at Villa, says Scott Sinclair
Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Juan Cuadrado to Chelsea, Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester City, United want Gareth Bale
Chelsea vs Manchester City player ratings: David Silva saves the day but which City star stole the show at Stamford Bridge?
Arsene Wenger photobombs Arsenal photo shoot - manages to look like famous 'Bigfoot' picture
Kim Sears 'swearing' outburst threatens to overshadow Andy Murray's Australian Open semi-final win
- 1 Three-year-old boy shoots pregnant mother and father in New Mexico
- 2 Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
- 3 Jewish community urged to boycott Cornwall village after residents vote for 'Hitlers Walk' sign to be reinstated
- 4 Gorillaz Phase 4: Cartoon supergroup is back as new artwork is unveiled
- 5 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures