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Pre Season 2013

Reserves in Friendly Win

Birmingham City’s Development side beat Conference North new boys Leamington FC 1-0 last night in a friendly at the New Windmill Ground.

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Ending Pre-Season in Style: Hull Match Reflections

Here are my reflections on the pre-season friendly between Birmingham City and Hull City at St Andrews.

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Getting Ready for the new Season

Birmingham City face Hull City tomorrow at St Andrews in their final friendly of the pre-season before the Championship season kicks off on August 3. Lee Clark has been reported as saying that he intends to field his first XI against Hull as he looks to finalise his plans for the season.

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A Tale of Two Reeces – Solihull Moors v Blues DS Match Reflections

Blues’ reserve side were comfortable winners at the Autotech Stadium tonight after beating the Solihull Moors 3-1 thanks to two goals from Reece Brown and one from Reece Hales.

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Solihull Moors v Blues Development Squad Preview

Birmingham City’s development squad take on Solihull Moors at the newly renamed Autotech Stadium in their latest pre-season friendly tonight.

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Koby and Ryan

Two goals from Lee Novak and one from birthday boy Andrew Shinnie saw Blues win 3-0 over Swindon Town at the County Ground last night. Clark was quick to praise his team, stating that he was pleased how the players had adapted to a different formation than previous weeks and expressed delight in how some of the younger players had performed.

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No Contract for Davis?

Blues boss Lee Clark has told the local press that he can’t give any guarantees over the future of trialist Liam Davis despite the ex-Oxford United player impressing in Ireland. The 26-year-old, who can play at left back or left midfield drew plaudits from Clark but worries over financial constraints mean that as yet no concrete offer appears to be forthcoming.

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New Heroes

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Birmingham City continued their fine start to the pre-season last night with a 4-0 win over Shamrock Rovers at the Tallaght Stadium. Goals from Lee Novak, Nikola Zigic, Callum Reilly and Matt Green saw Blues easily dispose of the League of Ireland side although the night was overshadowed by what could have been a bad injury to striker Matt Green. Thankfully the former Mansfield man was up and about in the dressing room post-match with seemingly no ill effects from being knocked out.

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Pre Season News Round Up

Blues have left out Marlon King and Peter Lovenkrands from their 21 man squad to travel to the Republic of Ireland next week. Both players have been told that they can leave the club on free transfers and have seemingly been left out as Clark plans his Blues team without them next year.

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