Birmingham City confirm Keith Fahey granted indefinite compassionate leave

Keith Fahey: Compassionate leave

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Keith Fahey has been granted compassionate leave by his club Birmingham.

The 29-year-old withdrew from the Republic of Ireland squad to face Greece on Wednesday and Birmingham confirmed he had returned to his homeland.

A statement from the Championship club read: "Manager Lee Clark has confirmed that Blues midfielder Keith Fahey has returned to Ireland for the time being on indefinite compassionate leave."

Fahey has made seven appearances for Birmingham this season and was also in the Ireland team beaten by Germany in October.