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Birmingham's third choice keeper Doyle staying put

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish has hinted that third-choice keeper Colin Doyle will be staying put at Blues for the remainder of the season. The 24 year old Irishman is behind Joe Hart and Maik Taylor in the goalie pecking order at St Andrew's so is, therefore, unlikely to see first-team action for the foreseeable future, reports the Birmingham Mail.

"He (Doyle) is our third-choice goalkeeper, he's cover," insisted the Blues boss.

"We need to have three good goalkeepers, Doyley's had a fair bit of experience without being given the total amount of experience of the other two. But he's still had a fair amount of experience so we know that we've got a terrific third goalie there.

"It must be frustrating for him but he's a great type, he trains hard with (goalkeeping coach) Dave Watson and he knows that happens in football sometimes.

"You might not be first choice but you're part of the squad and you're getting paid good wages, then you have to give it as much as you can professionally."

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