Birmingham boss Eck using off-field drama to advantage

Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish aims to use the club's off-field dramas to their advantage.

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Police have quizzed owner David Sullivan and managing director Karren Brady in a probe into football corruption.

And shares in the Blues were suspended for a few hours yesterday.

Both Sullivan and Brady are adamant they are not guilty of anything and McLeish said he was shocked to hear of their arrest.

But the manager, whose team host Everton tomorrow, said: "I'm not sure it would have an effect at all.

"If it gives a siege mentality, then great but it's not something I'd use in a team talk.

"It won't affect anyone as far as Saturday is concerned.

"I've not seen anyone worrying about what's going to happen - it's something the board will handle."

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