Birmingham seek to assure Bruce

Birmingham City are keen to hold fresh talks with manager Steve Bruce over his future.

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The Brum boss fears his six-year reign may come to an end when Carson Yeung's takeover is completed in December.

Chairman David Gold wants Yeung to ratify a new two-year contract for Bruce, who has 20 months left on his current deal.

Gold said: "I hope for this to be resolved to Steve's satisfaction. I am optimistic this will happen.

"The last time I met Carson Yeung, he made it clear he wanted Steve, Karren Brady, David Sullivan and myself to stay."