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Birmingham City announce departure of first-team trio

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Tomasz Kuszczak; Greg Stewart and Cheikh N’doye are all set to leave Birmingham City when their contracts at St Andrews’ expire this summer, the club have confirmed.

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Kuszczak has made 92 appearances for the Midlands side, but hasn’t featured since November 2017.

Sengalese midfielder N’Doye mage a total of 40 appearances for Birmingham, but has spent the majority of the current season on loan at French side Angers, the club that Birmingham originally signed the 33-year-old from in the summer of 2017.

Stewart meanwhile has made 22 appearances for Birmingham since joining from Dundee in 2016, but has spent most of his time since then back in Scotland, with two loans spells with Aberdeen sandwiching a temporary move to Kilmarnock in the first half of this season.

It seems as though Stewart at least already has his next destination secured, with The Daily Record reporting that the 29-year-old striker has already agreed terms on a three year deal with Rangers.

Blues also announced that there had been options in a further year in the contracts of both N’Doye and Kuszczak.

The Verdict

Given the lack of involvement at Birmingham of the trio lately, this isn’t a huge surprise.

With the club still walking a tightrope with regards to Financial Fair Play, they were always going to have clear some of the wage bill, and with these three seemingly surplus to requirements, they unfortunately seemed like obvious choices for the firing line.

The challenge will now be to recruit smartly to add to the squad as Garry Monk doesn’t have a big group to work with.

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