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Birmingham boss Eck confirms talks with West Ham's Bowyer

Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish has confirmed he's in talks with West Ham United midfielder Lee Bowyer.

The 32-year-old, who almost joined Blues back in 2005 before rejecting a switch due to the complaints of a small section of the club's fans, is currently out of favour at Upton Park.

But McLeish is unconcerned by previous events and is confident the former England international could do a job for his side.

"I would have no qualms about bringing him into the set-up at Birmingham," said McLeish.

"I think he's probably learnt some harsh lessons in life. At the time he was probably a daft young boy."

He added: "We had talks with Lee and we're now waiting for an answer. I think he was pretty receptive with the plans I have for the team for the second half of the season and beyond. He's a player I've always admired.

"He's a bit of a dynamic player and I want to bring a dynamic look back to the team."

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