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Birmingham boss Eck willing to listen to Yeung about transfers

Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish says he'd be prepared to listen to Carsen Yeung's transfer recommendations.

He dismissed as "ridiculous" reports that he is locked in a battle for control of playing affairs with Yeung and his back-up staff.

The former Scotland boss said: "There have been big headlines about control which have been ridiculous. The relationship I've got with Carson and the board is terrific.

"If they recommend players to me, I'm not going to dismiss them out of hand. I'm going to do due diligence on these players.

"I have to see if they can improve this club but I do get thousands of players thrust at me every week.

"If we can stick to a list of four or five players, with some back-up along the way, it is better than going through all these names and travelling all over the world to see what these guys can do.

"DVDS can help and (football vice-chairman) Sammy Yu can help by saying 'this player will definitely enhance your squad' and that is the kind of feedback I am looking for."

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