Date: 20th May 2015 at 9:35am
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After a very successful 2014/15 Championship campaign, the Blues are looking to strengthen the squad for the upcoming season hoping that a play off push may be in the offering.

To make this happen, manager Gary Rowett believes that if the club were to be capable of a play off position in the next campaign they would need to hold on to the top players in the side, whilst letting some players see the door.

Rowett is clearly making his intentions known as players such as Jonathan Spector and Koby Arthur have been offered new two year contract extensions with a years option.

Birmingham are still in talks with first choice goalkeeper Darren Randolph over his future at the club. However the blues are still being linked with many other acquisitions such as former Bristol city striker Jay Emmanuel Thomas who was released at the end of the previous season.

If the club were to be successful in the capture of the former Arsenal powerhouse then he would provide solid competition for Clayton Donaldson, Blues’ top scorer last campaign and not to mention the player’s player and fan’s player of the year. Staying on the topic of forwards, former WBA youngster Alex Jones has signed on a two year deal, plus a one-year option at St Andrews.

Jones spoke to the club and when asked about his ambitions for his time at St Andrews he went on to say, ‘number one to get myself in and around the first team, I’m going to have to work hard and prove myself that i am capable’ carrying on he said, ‘for the club as a whole getting into the premier league, they’re a massive club with premier league facilities, stadium fans and I’m sure that will happen in the coming years’

Into other news, Blues have been linked with and array of upcoming talent and experienced players (as-well as Jay Emmanuel Thomas), Jamaican international Rodolph Austin and Tottenham Hotspur starlet Dele Alli are both in the frame for a blue shirt, Austin a powerful midfielder was released by Leeds United at the end of the 14/15 season leaving many championship clubs interested in his signature.

Onto the youngster Dele Alli, according to the Birmingham mail the Blues may make a loan move for the 19 year old central midfielder. With the departure of current blues player Stephen Gleeson from MK dons in June 2014, Alli became the first choice central midfielder at the Dons. Who knows maybe Gleeson and Alli can form a partnership at St. Andrews, along with many others linked with a move to the club!



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