Scott Dann: Lee Bowyer can play in the Premier League for at least two more years

30 December 2010 12:45
Scott Dann believes veteran Birmingham midfielder Lee Bowyer can play at the top level for another couple of seasons.

Bowyer is 34 next week but continues to play a key part for Blues and followed his winner against Chelsea with a last-gasp equaliser against Manchester United on Tuesday evening.

The former England player is out of contract next summer and City boss Alex McLeish is reluctant to make any public comment on Bowyer's long-term future.

Saviour: Lee Bowyer celebrates his goal against Manchester United

But central defender Dann feels Bowyer is still up to the task of performing in the Barclays Premier League.

Dann said: 'That sort of goal he scored against Manchester United is typical Lee Bowyer for you.

Hard to shift: Birmingham City's Lee Bowyer (right) shields the ball from Manchester United's Michael Carrick

'He did it last season as well, scored some important goals, and was one of our top goalscorers.

'He earned us a lot of important points last season. That is what you get from him.

'He makes those good runs into the danger area and he has got a good goal tally.'

Dann added: 'Can he play for another couple of years? He is still very fit and still loves the game.

'He showed again against United that he still wants it. If he carries on putting in performances like that, then there is no reason why he can't carry on for a couple of years.

'He has played at the top level all his career, he is still putting in performances like that, scoring big goals and getting points for us.

'He can still do it at the top level.'

McLeish said: 'I don't want to start talking about contracts at this stage but Lee is playing well, performing well.

'But we've got a big fight ahead of us and let's see where we are at the end of the season.'


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Source: Daily_Mail

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