Bowyer to be left in the cold by Brum



Birmingham City midfielder Lee Bowyer has revealed his club will not offer him a new contract in the summer, despite being one of their Carling Cup heroes.

Bowyer, who is now 34, has been one of their most consistent players in the last two seasons, and has added Premier League quality to their squad.

His current deal runs out at the end of the season, after joining the club from West Ham in 2009, and Birmingham manager, Alex McLeish is not prepared to extend his deal.

Bowyer was asked if he was going to be offered a new contract and replied, “I think at the moment the club have said, ‘no’.

“That is not going to happen so I’ll be looking elsewhere.

“I wanted to stay anyway, irrespective of what happened at Wembley.

“They might change their mind and keep me on, you never know. But that is up to the club.

“It is out of my hands. All I can do is try to put on performances.”

Bowyer still feels he can do a job for the team, adding, “I feel good. I’m 34. Because of your age, people still question whether you can still get box to box, if you can still do what you used to do.

“But I think I showed against Arsenal that I obviously can.”

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