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Birmingham blast LMA over support for McLeish

Birmingham City have hit out at the LMA over criticism of their handling of Alex McLeish's departure.

A LMA statement criticised the sacking of Birmingham chief scout Paul Montgomery and McLeish not being "properly consulted" regarding player transfers.

Birmingham's statement continues: "The LMA's announcement is refuted as the club has a very rigid approval system where only players formally identified, and with approval forms signed and sanctioned by the manager personally are brought in.

"The chief scout was sacked only after Mr McLeish was informed who at that time had chosen not to comment.

"The allegations against the club, president Carson Yeung and the Board are frivolous excuses and without foundation.

"The matter is now with Birmingham City's lawyers and no further comments will be made."

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