Fahey agrees contract extension

07 July 2010 03:49
Birmingham midfielder Keith Fahey has signed a one-year contract extension to keep him at the club at until 2013.The 27-year-old successfully stepped up to the Premier League last term, which earned him his Republic of Ireland debut in the friendly against Paraguay. [LNB]Fahey arrived at St Andrew's in January 2009 from League of Ireland club St Patrick's Athletic. [LNB]"Keith has proved to me that he's a Premier League player," Blues manager Alex McLeish told the club's website. [LNB]"He is a brilliant lad who is well liked and is a great professional. All of those qualities make him a manager's dream but it shouldn't be forgotten that he's a very good footballer too." [LNB][LNB] He got a second chance and he grabbed it - his is an inspirational story Alex McLeish on Keith Fahey Fahey has seen his career go full circle after being discarded as a youngster by Aston Villa. [LNB]"Having had trials that didn't work out they way he would have wanted when he was younger, he is a brilliant example to young players," stressed McLeish. [LNB]"If at first you don't succeed you should try and try again. He got a second chance and he grabbed it - his is an inspirational story."

Source: BBC_Sport