Released Birmingham youngsters urged to follow Dann example

Birmingham City have released several youngsters.

Birmingham City have released several youngsters.

Shaun Timmins (full back) and Jacob Rowe (centre back) have been released along with scholars Stefan Metcalfe (centre back) and Shane Williams (midfielder).

Brum youth boss Terry Westley told bcfc.com: "It's a very hard part of the game but to be fair to the manager here he calls them into his office with us and does it face to face.

"Their wages are covered by us until the end of their contract which is June 30, which will enable them to go to somewhere like a Cheltenham or an Oxford while we're still paying them.

"Someone like Scott Dann is a great example and one that I used when I was speaking to the boys.

"He was at Walsall, he went to Redditch on loan before going back to Walsall and then he moved to Coventry and he's now playing for us in the Premier League."