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Birmingham dismiss Rowett rumours

Gary Rowett is going nowhere. Credit: PA

Birmingham have confirmed manager Gary Rowett will stay at the club amid speculation linking him with the vacant positions at Sky Bet Championship rivals QPR and Fulham.

The Blues are currently sixth in the table, while Rowett led them to a 10th-placed finish last season after taking over from Lee Clark in October 2014.

Birmingham City Football Club would like to put an end to recent speculation by confirming that Gary Rowett remains as manager.

Gary is fully committed to the Club and likewise the Club is fully committed to him.

We are all keen to put any uncertainty to bed and look forward to the continuation of the great work Gary has done since his appointment.

Fans can rest assured that everyone at the Club is together as one striving for further improvement and success, with Gary at the helm as manager.

The board will continue to fully support Gary in every way it can in trying to restore this great Club of ours to a position where we all want to be.

– Birmingham City

Wolves get the better of Birmingham

Wolves were on form. Credit: PA

Goals from Dave Edwards and Sheyi Ojo earned Wolves a worthy 2-0 Sky Bet Championship win over Birmingham at St Andrew's.

Edwards' first half strike and substitute Ojo's late effort ended Wolves' depressing run of three successive defeats, to the delight of their highly vocal fans.

It was a massive improvement on recent performances by the visitors. And there will be some concern with Birmingham's indifferent display in this derby following their impressive start to the season.

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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.

Birmingham striker Zigic turns down place on bench

Nikola Zigic rejected the offer to be among the Birmingham City substitutes for Saturday's game with Charlton, on the basis others were more deserving.

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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.

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