Birmingham boss Bruce seeks Yeung face-to-face meeting

After confirming an attempted approach by Bolton Wanderers, Birmingham City manager Steve Bruce admits he's keen for clear-the-air talks with prospective club owner Carson Yeung.

"We have had little bits of dialogue but not a lot. I'm not one for emails, messages or faxes or whatever, I would like to meet the prospective new owners and have a conversation with them and then we all know which way we are going to go," he said.

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Bruce, who still has 20 months left on his current deal, joined Blues in controversial circumstances from Crystal Palace in 2001 after being put on 'gardening leave' by chairman Simon Jordan for requesting a move to St Andrews after just four months in charge at Selhurst Park.

But Bruce insists there will be no such controversies on this occasion and is hopeful a meeting can be arranged as soon as this weekend.

"I think out of respect for the job I've done here then I've got to be patient," Bruce told Sky Sports News.

"I have got a contract here, I'm not going to go into the realms of what I've done before. I've got a contract here.

"It hasn't been easy but until i can get that meeting fixed up - there's talk that might happen this weekend - we'll see what develops over the next 24-48 hours.

"It is difficult. I can understand the prospective new owners are in Hong Kong, they might be busy with there other stuff so I just have to be patient and wait for the opportunity to speak to them face to face."

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