One in one out at St Andrews
Birmingham City boss Lee Clark has stressed that no more players will be brought in unless there are any exits.
The Blues, who were beaten by Blackpool in the play-offs last season, have been unexpectedly quiet in the summer transfer window. Despite the arrival of Darren Ambrose from Crystal Palace, the club has failed to follow it up with any other big name moves. Now the new boss has told the fans that no more players will come through the doors at St Andrews without a current squad member departing. City supporters have already witnessed star players leaving this summer, such as young prospect Jordan Mutch and goalkeeper Ben Foster, so the fans are expected to be unhappy with the news. "The format and remit hasn't changed: no other players will be coming into my squad until, or if, any players leave," said Clarke. "I have had tremendous backing to bring in the players I did, to replace the ones the squad lost last season either through sales or loans. "And I feel we have got a stronger squad. And now I know the rest of the remit, which hasn't changed: yes, if I am interested in players, current members of our squad have to go out if people are to be brought in. It's as simple as that."