Blues put strike pair on list

21 August 2009 10:02
Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish has confirmed that he will listen to offers for strike pair Marcus Bent and Gary McSheffrey. McLeish has told the out-of-favour frontmen that they do not figure in his plans following the Blues' return to the Premier League. Bent has been left out of the squad for both of their two opening games, while McSheffrey was an used substitute. McSheffrey cost the Blues £4million when he joined from Coventry City in 2006. However, he has managed just 16 league goals in three seasons at St Andrew's. "I have spoken to Gary and Marcus and said that, by having to bring players in, we have to make sacrifices," said McLeish. "We've told them that we will listen to offers."

Source: ESA