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Birmingham boss McLeish keen for Yu to join him on scouting trips

Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish is eager for new vice-chairman Sammy Yu to join him on scouting trips.

Big Eck said the vice-chairman football was welcome to assess transfer targets in person.

He told the Birmingham Mail: "I will still try and work as prudently as possible and not waste the club's money.

"I have even suggested to Sammy to come and watch a game. If it's to see somebody abroad he can come and we can share the risk factor and get his eyes looking at it as well as mine. We would like to think that the ones we pick out he would approve of as well."

Yu said this week that their relationship was like that of "brothers".

"We've not really done any business as of yet," remarked McLeish. "Sammy and I have got to forge a close relationship. So far that's working pretty well.

"We are looking at a lot of different players. There's been a bit of a scatter gun effect for me and Sammy as well with some names coming in.

''Everybody is big pals with the new owners in terms of the agent world, and they all want to get their piece of the action."

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