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Hull have made their first signing since winning promotion to the Barclays Premier League, turning George Boyd's loan deal into a permanent contract.

Alex McLeish to call on veterans to save Birmingham from relegation

Alex McLeish is calling on Birmingham's experienced players to steer them out of Barclays Premier League relegation trouble.

Coyle calls for winning tribute to Lofthouse

Owen Coyle has said that Bolton winning the FA Cup this year would be the perfect tribute to Nat Lofthouse.

Martin Jiranek set for Birmingham talks

Birmingham are poised to open talks with central defender Martin Jiranek about extending his contract.

Birmingham make plans for new signings

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish will put the emphasis on signing quality players this summer as he looks to build on the club's shock Carling Cup triumph.

Birmingham reveal cup celebration plan

League Cup winners Birmingham City have confirmed details of the civic reception to be held to celebrate the club's Wembley success.

Birmingham must strengthen for European challenge says Alex McLeish

Alex McLeish admits Birmingham will have to strengthen their squad to cope with the demands of Europe after their shock Carling Cup success.

Alex McLeish 'We weren't given a prayer but we never stopped believing'

Birmingham manager praises players' courage and impact of Martins after cup triumph

Sebastian Larsson reveals Birmingham future remains uncertain

Birmingham midfielder Sebastian Larsson insists he has "not made my mind up one way or another" over his future ahead of Sunday's Carling Cup final against his former club Arsenal.

Birmingham must savour Carling Cup final says Alex McLeish

Alex McLeish has drawn on his own experience as a player in urging his Birmingham team to "relish every moment" of Sunday's Carling Cup final with Arsenal.

Alan Pardew hails 'superb' Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew believes midfielder Joey Barton is in the best form of his career after "working very hard" to turn his life around.

Alan Pardew hails Newcastle strikers following victory

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew heaped praise on strikers Peter Lovenkrands and Leon Best as they helped their side to a first victory since the departure of Andy Carroll to Liverpool.

Birmingham sign Martins on loan

Birmingham have completed the signing of former Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins on loan for the remainder of the season, the club have confirmed.

No Manchester City offer for Larsson

Birmingham have received no offer from Manchester City for winger Sebastian Larsson, Press Association Sport understands.

Birmingham not in rush to sell Sebastian Larsson

Birmingham have told in-demand winger Sebastian Larsson they will only offload him "when it is right for the club".

Dann injury blow for Birmingham

Birmingham central defender Scott Dann has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after undergoing a successful operation on his damaged hamstring.



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