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Birmingham compound miserable week for Brentford

Clayton Donaldson was on the scoresheet. Credit: PA

Brentford suffered their second home defeat in a week, going down 2-0 to mid-table Birmingham.

Former Bees striker Clayton Donaldson rubbed salt in the wounds of his old team-mates, racing clear to give the scoreline a flattering look deep into injury time.

Michael Morrison had given Blues the lead after 71 minutes, rising unmarked in the box to power home a header from a pinpoint David Cotterill corner. The setback capped a miserable week for Brentford, who sacked head coach Marinus Dijkhuizen just nine games into his Griffin Park reign.


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Birmingham hold on to beat Brentford

Birmingham returned to winning ways with a crucial 1-0 home victory over promotion-chasing Brentford to ease their fears of dropping back into the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone.

It was a welcome win only hours after the midlands club reassured the Football League they are not in financial difficulty and that they have the cash to complete the season.

Clayton Donaldson was key to the own goal. Credit: PA

Following eight games without a win Birmingham carved out this victory as a result of an unfortunate 40th-minute own goal from Brentford centre-back James Tarkowski.

But they had to hang onto their slender lead after Stephen Gleeson was sent off in the 87th minute for stamping on Alex Pritchard.


Rowett becomes Birmingham boss

Burton Albion have confirmed the departure of manager Gary Rowett, who has joined Birmingham in a similar role.

Rowett, 40, leaves the Staffordshire club in third place in League Two.

Gary Rowett has impressed at Burton. Credit: PA

Birmingham parted company with Lee Clark on Friday, with the club currently sitting second from bottom in the Championship.

During his playing career Rowett spent two years on the books at St Andrews.

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