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Birmingham City transfer round-up: Updates on Lyle Taylor, Scott Dann, and Sam Cosgrove



Birmingham City maintained their unbeaten record in the Championship on Saturday as they played out a 0-0 draw against Stoke City at St Andrew’s. 

Lee Bowyer’s side sit 10th in the Championship but are level on points with league leaders Fulham, highlighting just how impressive the Blues’ start has been.

Despite that, Bowyer may still want to make a few changes to his squad over the next few weeks with the transfer window set to end at the end of August.

With that in mind, here is our Birmingham transfer round-up…

Lyle Taylor addresses speculation on future

Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor has been linked with a reunion with Bowyer, his former Charlton boss, at St Andrew’s this summer.

The 31-year-old has been a mainstay in the Forest side through the start of the 2021/22 season and was quizzed about his future ahead of their recent game against Bournemouth.

He said: “It makes no difference, at the end of the day. I’m here to play football. I came to Nottingham Forest to play football.

“I’m playing football for Nottingham Forest right now, so as it stands, I have the shirt. It’s up to me to keep that shirt.

“I’ve not thought about moving anywhere else. I’m happy living here. I just want to play.

“At the end of the day, I want to play football, so it’s up to me now to keep hold of that shirt and make sure I play every week. That’s the only thing that matters right now.”

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Lee Bowyer rules out Scott Dann move

The Blues have been touted as a potential destination for Scott Dann after his Crystal Palace exit but Bowyer has suggested such a move is unlikely.

Speaking to Birmingham Live, he said: “Not at the moment. I know Scott, I played with him, he’s a lovely lad with lots of experience but I’ve not heard anything regarding Scott.”

Birmingham transfer decision justified 

Sam Cosgrove only joined Birmingham back in January but was sent out on loan to League One side Shrewsbury Town earlier this month.

The Blues boss has justified the move, telling Birmingham Live that the striker has been sent away to play games and, hopefully, score goals while his future will be reassessed in the summer.

He said: “I think he needs to go and play games, there’s no point Sam sitting here and watching football for a whole season.

“He’s gone to Shrewsbury, and hopefully he gets game time, scores goals and comes back in the summer and we’ll see where we’re at.”

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