Date: 12th August 2008 at 11:21pm
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Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish is certain that Sebastian Larsson will be staying at Birmingham despite speculation that he is on his way out of the club.

Blackburn, Bolton, Newcastle and Wigan have all been linked with the midfielder, but Blues insist that he is going nowhere.

Larsson spoke to the press in his home country saying that he wanted to play football in the top flight, but McLeish settled fan`s worries.

‘I think that it’s a certainty he’ll be staying, at least for this season,’ he told the club’s official website.

‘I didn’t think he was at his best at the weekend (against Sheffield United) but I’ve seen a different Larsson in training and I know he’s too proud a guy and too good a professional to let anything affect him mentally.

‘I certainly think he’s totally committed to Birmingham City and the fans when he goes out onto that pitch.’