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Bowyer impresses McLeish

24 Nov 2009 - 11:27:47

Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish is delighted with the recent form of midfielder Lee Bowyer, who scored the winning goal in the Blues' 1-0 weekend victory over Fulham.

The 32-year-old former Leeds United and West Ham United schemer moved to St Andrew's in January, initially on loan, and has begun to prove that he is not finished as a Premier League player just yet.

McLeish told the Birmingham Mail: "When Lee came here, I chatted with him and said 'you are a grown and mature man'.

"He has had to count to ten. He used to have a short fuse. I think he has done well in terms of the red mist. I see it in training sometimes and give a wee reminder and he kind of puts the brakes on.

"But he is a passionate guy, he plays with passion, plays with great commitment and is the type of player I love.

"When he first arrived, a lot of people were saying he was not the same player as before and that his legs had gone. But he has proved a lot of people wrong.

"Coming deeper from midfield he is still a threat and he picks his moments. We have told him to pick his moments. He can't do it every single run.

"He is now a mature, intelligent guy with a lot of experience and older players tend to learn from their experiences during the seasons."


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