Elliott set for Blues talks

Birmingham City are reportedly ready to open talks with midfielder Wade Elliott over a new contract.

Last Updated: 09/04/13 at 15:33 Post Comment

Wade Elliott: Has played major role under Lee Clark

Wade Elliott: Has played major role under Lee Clark

Birmingham City are reportedly ready to open talks with Wade Elliott over a new contract.

Sky Sports understands that Blues boss Lee Clark has been hugely impressed with the former Burnley man since he took charge at St Andrew's.

The 34-year-old midfielder has started more than 30 games for the club this season, and he has performed in a number of roles.

Elliott's current deal is due to expire in the summer and his availability is attracting interest - with his former boss Eddie Howe known to be keeping tabs on developments.

Howe, now back at Bournemouth, played with Elliott at Dean Court before managing him at Burnley and he is considering a move to unite them again on the South Coast.

Elliott played over 220 games for Bournemouth before moving and is still considered a club legend.

There is also Championship interest in the midfielder, although Birmingham still hope they could retain his services beyond this summer.

Clark has said of Elliott: "Wade has been a big player for us. He has been excellent in different roles.

"He's important to us because he's a very intelligent footballer and a good footballer.

"When he's on the ball he links everything from defence into attack. He's a very good passer and he plays with a good energy."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

m only commenting on this (I don't care about Liverpool) because F365's twitter said I had call Matt Stanger a tw*t (which I don't agree with anyway) but I just wanted to be the first. Am I the first?

tk421
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

S

unday, Sunday. Will there be a fan of either team, who if they are winning after 80 mins, won't still be nervous? This could be anything from 0-0 to 5-5, and no one would bat an eye.

megabrow (cufc)
A Season Of Continuous False Dawns

T

his year I am getting F365 a whack-a-mole game but with Brendan instead of the mole (Like the one with JD on Scrubs) and every time he pops up he says something. Outstanding Whack!, Character Whack!, Magnificent Whack!, Wonderful Composure Whack, Whack f**king Whack. Hours of fun.

hump3.
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

Footer 365

Premier League: Joe Hart agrees long-term contract with Manchester City

Joe Hart has signed a new long-term contract which keeps him at Manchester City until the end of the 2018-19 season.

Premier League: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says Manchester United can still win title

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert believes Saturday's opponents Manchester United can still win the Barclays Premier League.

Premier League: Manuel Pellegrini confident James Milner will sign new deal at Manchester City

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident James Milner will soon sign a new contract with the club.

Mail Box

More Players In The Wrong Bloody Shirt

Plus Cristiano Ronaldo, who looks 'heart-breakingly well-suited to a Real Madrid shirt' according to one United fan. Plus, words from the good doctor and plenty more...

Players Plainly Wearing The Wrong Strip...

There are some players who just look plain daft in whatever shirt they're wearing. Like Cesc and Robin. It's a cracking mailbox with a load of different themes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property