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Danish international Peter Lovenkrands joins Birmingham

Peter Lovenkrands has become Lee Clark's first signing as Birmingham boss, subject to a medical.

<p><strong>Jack Butland</strong></p>
<p>There has been much talk about the 19-year old Birmingham shot stopper Jack Butland, with Manchester City and Tottenham also hot on his heels. Joe Hart has been singing this youngster’s praises recently which perhaps helped his selection for the England squad for the Euros. With Arsene Wenger likely to lose both Lucas Fabianski and Manuel Almunia, he is on the look out this summer for an understudy to number one Wojciech Szczesny. Birmingham are in financial trouble and are likely to cash in on one of their prized assets should the right offer come in.</p>

Birmingham quiet over reports of £6m Southampton bid for Jack Butland

Birmingham have refused to comment on reports they have turned down a £6million bid from Southampton for teenage goalkeeper Jack Butland.

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Lee Clark says Birmingham are a 'Premier League club in waiting' upon appointment as manager

New Birmingham manager Lee Clark says the Blues are a "Premier League club in waiting" and has backed himself to build on the work done by predecessor Chris Hughton.

Chris Hughton took Birmingham to the play-off semi finals

Norwich granted permission by Birmingham to talk with Chris Hughton

Birmingham manager Chris Hughton has been granted permission to speak to Norwich.

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Chelsea skipper John Terry remains hopeful of playing at Euro 2012 despite not yet hearing from new England manager Roy Hodgson about his possible involvement.

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Chris Hughton plays down exit talk following Birmingham play-off elimination

Birmingham manager Chris Hughton was adamant the aftermath of his team's npower Championship play-off semi-final heartache at the hands of Blackpool was no time to discuss his future.

Curtis Davies, of Birmingham, is pressured by Gary Taylor-Fletcher

Ian Holloway survives scare at Birmingham as Blackpool reach Wembley final

Birmingham City 2 Blackpool 2 (Blackpool win 3-2 on aggregate)

The Birmingham manager, Chris Hughton dismissed talk of him filling the vacancy at West Bromwich as 'non-facts'

Peter Ramage out to be Birmingham hero again

It was the 59th minute of a game that had not yet lived up to its billing. Blackpool had taken a fortuitous lead on the stroke of half-time and came out all guns blazing; Matt Phillips beating left-back David Murphy before pulling the ball back to Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Six yards out, the striker had the goal at his mercy and half of Bloomfield Road was already celebrating. But Peter Ramage threw himself in front of the shot and saved a second goal. In moments like that, in play-off games, resolute defending can book a ticket to Wembley.

The Birmingham manager, Chris Hughton dismissed talk of him filling the vacancy at West Bromwich as 'non-facts'

Birmingham manager Chris Hughton plays down new link with vacancy at West Bromwich

Birmingham manager '100 per cent focused' on play-offs despite past interest at Hawthorns

Birmingham City's Adam Rooney celebrates scoring his sides opening goal

Rooney helps inflate Birmingham's belief

Birmingham City 2 Reading 0

Trevor Francis during his time in charge of Crystal Palace

Former England striker Trevor Francis discharged after heart attack scare

Trevor Francis has this afternoon been discharged from hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack on Friday.

League round-up: Norris late strike stuns the Saints

David Norris's equaliser in the fourth minute of injury time at St Mary's Stadium earned Portsmouth a 2-2 draw in a tense South Coast derby with Championship leaders Southampton, slowing the Saints' title drive. Billy Sharp gave the hosts a 27th-minute lead, but Chris Maguire soon levelled. When Sharp added Saints' second in the 89th minute – a goal initially ruled out for offside – they seemed to have won the match, but Norris fired in from just outside the penalty area. Southampton are top on goal difference. "We were not defeated and it puts us back top of the League," Saints' manager, Nigel Adkins, said.

Ray Barlow: Footballer at the heart of West Bromwich Albion's free-flowing 1950s side

His speciality was exquisite deliveries threaded through the tiniest of gaps in opposing rearguards
German coach Joachim Low

Joachim Low refuses to comment on Chelsea speculation

Germany coach Joachim Low has refused to comment on speculation linking him with the vacancy at Chelsea.

Championship round-up: Blackpool stretch unbeaten run

Two Gary Taylor-Fletcher goals extended play-off candidates Blackpool's unbeaten run to 10 matches as Ian Holloway's side beat Doncaster 3-1 last night to move up to fourth in the Championship.

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