Alex McLeish has board backing for Birmingham spree

26 August 2010 09:10
Point to the ones you want: McLeish has a kitty[LNB]Alex McLeish insists he is still being backed in the transfer market by Birmingham owner Carson Yeung despite concerns over the club's financial state. [LNB]There have been reports recently that City's parent company - Grandtop International Holdings Limited - could be on the verge of collapse with substantial debts. [LNB]But Yeung is continuing to give his financial support to McLeish, who is stepping up his bid to sign Wigan winger Charles N'Zogbia. [LNB]The former Scotland boss said: 'I don't know the ins and outs of the business side. That's for the board to discuss publicly - not me. [LNB]'But I have asked for some help in bringing new players in and it's been given. [LNB]'I'm getting backing to try to enhance the squad before the transfer window shuts and that's what interests me more than anything else.'[LNB] McLeish confirmed a left-back was a priority in addition to trying to complete the N'Zogbia deal. [LNB]He said: 'There are a few we are interested in but it's difficult getting them over the line.[LNB] 'That's going to be the hardest part with the deadline coming on Tuesday. [LNB]'Getting medicals in place is going to be the most difficult thing, it being a bank holiday on Monday.'[LNB] McLeish raises stakes in N'Zogbia chase with improved bid for wingerSign up to our FREE Fantasy Football game - with £40,000 in prize money up for grabsFoster: Blackburn's long-ball tactics and giants are the stuff of nightmares Birmingham 2 Blackburn 1: McLeish and am Allardyce hail Foster displayBIRMINGHAM CITY FC

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