West Ham midfielder Nigel Quashie is hopeful of securing a loan move to Championship outfit Birmingham. The 30 year old told the Birmingham Post: "It has been a really frustrating time and I did think I would have to pack in, so I am grateful just to be playing again.
"Losing my mum, who I was very close to, as well has made it the hardest time of my life so I am due a bit of luck after everything I have been through.
"Everyone at Birmingham has been fantastic. Alex has given me the chance to come here and train and if I get an opportunity to come here and play it will be a massive sigh of relief.
"It would be great to be part of a club that is pushing to get back into the top flight, and with the players we have here we can do it."