Date: 13th July 2010 at 4:35pm
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Blues striker Garry O’Connor has signed a new short term contract with Birmingham.

The deal is a six month one for the 27 year old but does have the option of a further six months, this is because of the forward having double hip operations causing him to miss most of last season.

Still, since joining in July 2007, O`Connor has managed 11 goals in 58 appearances, many of them as a sub.

Manager Alex McLeish told the club`s official site: ‘Garry has had a chronic groin and hip injury and it probably goes back to his Hibs days and the days he spent in Russia when he played on a synthetic surface. Having two hip injuries simultaneously wasn’t easy for him.

‘If you imagine him fully fit without those problems then that’s what we’ve got to see – what Garry can produce without these hiccups. Successful operation and barring major breakdown there’s no reason why he can’t go on to have a successful career.’