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McLeish in no rush to spend big at Birmingham

Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish insists he's in no rush to spend big this January.

McLeish celebrates his second anniversary in charge at St Andrew's this weekend.

"It's our job to get the boys winning football matches and that's hard enough," McLeish told The Times. "They [the board] have got to get their results off the pitch."

He will leave the grandiose statements to Carsen Yeung.

"It's a case of building brick by brick," the former Scotland manager said. "Your squad will accept a big earner coming in if he's really making a difference.

"I won't be disappointed if I don't spend £40 million or even £20 million in January, and I wouldn't expect to. Despite making the claim that they are going to give us that to spend, I don't think they would be particularly unhappy with me if I spent less than that."

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