Westley may continue in Birmingham dual role

Terry Westley may stay in his dual role at Birmingham City as academy and reserves manager.

After Keith Bertschin resigned to follow Steve Bruce to Wigan Athletic, Westley took over the running of the reserves, aided by Steve Spooner.

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"Taking on the reserves, it's an extension of what we were doing in the Academy," Westley told the Birmingham Mail. "The club now is not big enough to hold three groups in training.

"So we have a first team group of 18 to 20 players if people are fit and then there is the next group.

"We believe our next year's scholars, who are the under-16s - Ashley Sammons, Mitch McPike, Jake Jervis, Jordon Mutch - are very talented and they are all involved in reserve team football.

"So I've just taken what we've been doing onto the pitch and with the help of Steve Spooner, the youth team coach, that gap is being filled.

"Whether I carry on [as reserves manager] I think it's a decision the manager will call.

"But at the moment I think he's quite pleased with how it's going."

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