Jerome: Birmingham players back Bruce

Birmingham striker Cameron Jerome has insisted the entire squad are united behind manager Steve Bruce amid speculation over his Blues future.

Jerome insisted the entire squad are united in wanting Steve Bruce to remain as manager if Carson Yeung becomes the club's new owner.

Bruce held talks with Yeung after Saturday's 3-2 win over Wigan and emerged to claim the meeting had been "very positive" before leaving St Andrews.

Fans chanted "there's only one Steve Bruce" during the win over the Latics while the players made a point of celebrating with the former Manchester United skipper near the dug-out at the final whistle.

Jerome said: "Steve Bruce is a big part of what is at Birmingham City. We got relegated two seasons ago and he got us straight back up in the Premier League and he has done a great job so far.

"The personnel inside the club would not want anyone else in. He deserves his chance just as much as anyone else.

"If there is someone coming to take over, my opinion would be to stay patient and give Steve Bruce a try because he has not done anything wrong to be fair to him.

"He has got a brilliant squad together. The lads all want to battle and play for each other, there is a great spirit. We are sitting in a respectable position in the division and Steve Bruce deserves his chance.

"The players want to play for the manager. They did last season and are doing so now. They are hungry to do that and they don't want any changes now. That is why the lads are giving 110% every time."

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