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Reports Gary Rowett approached for Blues job

It is being reported that Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett has been approached by Birmingham City over their vacant manager's position.

It follows the sacking of Lee Clark on Monday.

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Rowett played for Birmingham during his playing career almost 100 times and has been a favourite to take over at St. Andrews since Clark's departure.

The Blues lost 1-0 away at Blackburn last night with co-caretaker manager Malcolm Crosby in charge.

An approach by Birmingham City has also apparently been declined by MK Dons over their manager Karl Robinson.

Lee Clark was sacked by Birmingham City earlier this week Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

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Reports: Peter Pannu to leave Birmingham City

Peter Pannu at St Andrews Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Reports are suggesting the acting chairman of Birmingham City, Peter Pannu, is to step down by the end of the month.

The club have said they have no comment to make, but ITV News Central understands any announcement will be made via the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Pannu's contract with the club was due to end at the end of the month.

Birmingham City sign Scotland's Denny Johnstone

Denny Johnstone Credit: PA

Birmingham City FC have signed Denny Johnstone from Celtic.

The 19-year-old forward arrives at St Andrews on a three-year-deal after the Blues agreed compensation with the Hoops.

The Scotland U19 international has attracted interest from a number of clubs since turning down a fresh contract offer from Celtic to test himself in English football.

Birmingham City sign very own George Best

Birmingham City have signed George Best. Of course, the original George Best died nine years ago, but they have signed David Cotterill, who has the legend's full name as two of his middle names.

ITV News Central correspondent Steve Clamp asked the midfielder about his name as Birmingham's players returned to training this morning.

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Birmingham City fixtures list revealed

Blues face Wolves in the Championship derby first leg on 1st November Credit: ITV News Central

Birmingham City will begin the 2014-15 season in the Championship with a trip to Middlesbrough.

The Molineux derby against Wolves is on November 1st, with the St Andrew's return on April 11st.

On Boxing Day, Blues host Derby County followed by Nottingham Forest two days later.

Birmingham City sign Spurs defender on season loan

Hall in action for Swindon Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Birmingham City have made Tottenham Hotspur defender, Grant Hall, their second signing of the summer.

The 22-year-old has joined on a season-long loan, with no recall option. His signature follows the recruitment of Jonathan Grounds on Monday.

Hall spent last season on loan at Swindon Town, but after consistent appearances in the first half of the season, a hamstring injury scuppered the second half.

Manager, Lee Clark, told the club website that Hall would not be the last defender to arrive at St Andrews this summer:

We're delighted to have Grant on board and it's no coincidence that my first two signings have been defenders because that was an area we needed to address. We simply didn't keep enough clean sheets last season and, as we look to continue to improve that area, there will be more defenders to come.

Birmingham City make first summer signing

Grounds in action for Oldham Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Birmingham City have made their first signing of the summer, as former Oldham Athletic and Middlesbrough defender, Jonathan Grounds has joined the club.

The 26-year-old has signed a two-year deal at the club after two years at Oldham, where he made 106 appearances and scores three goals.

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