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Birmingham management excited about keeper Butland

Birmingham City management are excited about the potential of England youth goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Brum chief Sammy Yu admits there's expectation at St Andrews that Butland can match the success of on-loan Manchester City keeper Joe Hart eventually.

He said: "In time, maybe we can have our own Joe Hart.

"We get him back, and then we try to do something for ourselves.

"We have a 16-year-old goalkeeper now in the reserve team. He is 6ft 4in. He really has the potential."

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