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Gary Rowett on banishing the blues from the Blues

Gary Rowett, the manager of Birmingham City FC, has spoken to our reporter Steve Clamp about how he's banished the blues from the Blues.

"I'm quite a positive character, the people around me are as well. When I came in, I didn't mention the 8-0 defeat, I didn't mention anything about what I'd done before.

"I said, 'Listen, you'll get judged on what we do going forward, and if you give me everything you've got, I'll take everything else.'

"I want to encourage people to be brave."

– Gary Rowett

Birmingham City confirm Lloyd Dyer loan deal.

Lloyd Dyer has joined Birmingham City from Watford.

The Blues say the winger will be available for their FA Cup fourth round tie against West Bromwich Albion.

Birmingham-born Dyer began his professional career at WBA in 2000.

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Birmingham City announce Gary Rowett as manager

Birmingham City has confirmed Gary Rowett's appointment as their new manager, following the sacking of Lee Clark.

In a statement, the club said it was delighted to make the announcement that the 40-year-old takes up the post.

Rowett made more than 100 appearances during a two-year spell at St Andrew’s between 1998 and 2000.

Burton Albion confirm Rowett has left for Birmingham

Gary Rowett has left Burton for Birmingham Credit: Dave Howarth/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Burton Albion has confirmed that manager Gary Rowett has left his post at the club to take up the vacant manager's job at Birmingham City,

The club also confirmed three of Rowett's coaching staff have also left.

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Gary Rowett Football Factfile

Birmingham City are expected to offer the vacant manager's job to Gary Rowett. We look at his career in the game.

  • Born in Bromsgrove.
  • Aged 40
  • Defender
  • Premier League career: Everton, Derby, Leicester and Charlton
  • Football League career: Cambridge, Blackpool, Birmingham, and Burton Albion.
  • Played 86 times for Birmingham from 1998-2000
  • Moved into management in 2009 as assistant to Paul Peschosolido at Burton
  • Became manager in May 2012 when Peschisolidio left
  • Last year took Burton to 4th in League Two. Lost in the play offs.
  • Burton currently 3rd in the table.
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