Birmingham City boss Lee Clark yesterday confirmed that he is looking to speak to striker Aaron Wilbraham about a possible move to St Andrews.
Wilbraham, who was released by Premier League side Crystal Palace recently, is 34 years of age but has not hinted he is looking to retire, and Football League World previously reported Birmingham’s interest in his signature.
Clark said he was looking for pace and power for his ideal strike force, and wanted to bring the six-foot-three striker in to be that power alongside new signing Wes Thomas, who is the pacey addition to his strike force.
“It’s been part of our recruitment drive for next season, to get more pace at the top end of the pitch,” Clark told the Birmingham Mail.
“We want to be more of a threat in terms of players who will cause defenders problems with those attributes of pace, power.”
Clayton Donaldson was also linked with Birmingham as one of their key targets for a pacey striker, as per the Birmingham Mail, however Wilbraham is looking more likely to join the Blues, being a free agent.
The former Norwich striker did not manage to be a key player for the Eagles, apart from League Cup action where he did grab several goals, but was up front for the Championship Play-Off final in 2013 when Crystal Palace beat Watford 1-0 to seal Premier League promotion, though he failed to score any league goals for Palace when called upon.
Besides Palace and Norwich, Wilbraham has played for clubs such as Milton Keynes Dons, Hull City, Bradford City and Oldham Athletic, stretching back to where he started his career at Stockport County.
MK Dons was the best spell of Wilbraham’s career to date, netting 50 goals in 178 games.