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Lee Clark says promotion is priority

Lee Clark: the 39 year old is getting positive vibes from Birmingham Photo: PA

Birmingham City's new manager Lee Clark has said promotion to the premier league is the top priority as he takes the reigns at St Andrews...

'They got to the play offs last season, there's no reason I can't do that'

Speaking of the clubs transfer embargo "there's good news on that, I hope it gets resolved but either way I've been fully informed"

As for selling players "we know West Brom are in talks over Ben Foster but for our other best players it would take a silly offer to let us part with them and that includes Curtis Davies"

Clark was sacked by Huddersfield Town in February despite twice leading the club to the play offs.

While there he set a record of 43 league games without defeat.

But despite that he was critiicsed for too many draws and not enough victories.

The 39 year old is getting positive vibes from Birmingham...

"they've just been talking about football, that's thanks to what Chris (Hughton) achieved. I need to carry that on and hope for that bit of luck that maybe Chris didn't get"

– Lee Clark

After a season where Birmingham played attractive football and reached the play offs under manager Chris Hughton, Fans will be hoping Clark achieves success without sacrificing the team's entertaining approach to the game.