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McLeish urged to buy quality
14 Oct 2009 - 12:42:51
One of Carson Yeung's chief aides has revealed that Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish will be given a war-chest to strengthen his squad in January.
Yeung finally completed his takeover of the club earlier this month and Sammy Yu has promised that a bright new era at St Andrew's is about to dawn.
"I can tell you that, if needed, if we find the player and he can definitely contribute to the team, no matter how much, Carson will back the signing,'' said Yu.
"Alex will definitely have money. I have spent two days already with Alex, and we are working on this.
"We try to have this understanding of one another regarding our plan for the rest of the season and Carson is coming and then we will have an in-depth meeting, the three of us.
"We will work out a schedule, Carson will inject money - of course - and how much he will announce at Thursday's press conference. Alex will definitely get good support.
"My hope is that the fans realise that to be a successful club you can't just blindly throw money away, you have to have a plan. You need time, you need effort, you need money to do it good.
"We have discussed players. We have got quite a few in mind. This is not the right time to disclose who they are. Are they good players? I promise you, they are.
"They have to be quality. That is the most important thing. Whatever money you spend, if you don't spend for quality then."