McLeish plans on McFadden

Birmingham boss determined to keep unsettled striker

McLeish: Planning to keep McFadden

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Alex McLeish has reiterated he is planning to have James McFadden in his Birmingham City team next season.

McFadden's agent has told skysports.com that the forward is looking to leave St Andrews following Blues' relegation to the Championship.

Birmingham co-owner David Sullivan insists the Scotland international is not for sale, just six months after his move from Everton.

And Blues manager McLeish has backed Sullivan's stance, saying it would have to be a 'ridiculous' offer to tempt the club into a sale.

Committed to cause

"As far as I'm concerned he's committed to the cause and, suffice to say, I am planning for next season with James in my team," McLeish told the Birmingham Mail.

"It would need to be something ridiculous for us to even contemplate it [selling him].

"We want to get back up at the first attempt to the Premier League, we make no secret about that.

"And, absolutely, I want James and Sebastian Larsson here in the team to help us do that.

"The board have made their intentions clear as well, right from the end of this season."