Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish believes Alex Hleb can transform his club.
McLeish said: "Hleb's a terrific player and we've got to get the best out of him.
"Hleb can make that difference that we've been seeking for a year or two.
"In the middle to forward areas he'll bring that creativity that we've been craving.
"He's a bit of a maverick with the ball at his feet and I know the Birmingham fans love him."