Birmingham City unlikely to add striker

Birmingham boss Lee Clark yawns
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Birmingham City manager Lee Clark is not expecting to replace Leroy Lita with a loan signing over the coming days.

Lee Clark has revealed that he is not expecting to bolster his striking options at Birmingham City with a loan signing.

Reports had claimed that Clark was in the market for a centre-forward after Leroy Lita's temporary spell with the club was cut short yesterday because of a thigh injury.

However, Clark has conceded that a lack of funds is likely to scupper any potential deal.

"I think we're all acutely aware of how careful we have to be spending our money and making sure it's not only the right quality of player and right character who will fit in," said Clark. "We are scouring around and seeing what's about.

"I think the easiest way of putting it is this - how many clubs are going to let out their top strikers at this moment in time?

"We have three senior ones at the club in Marlon King, Nikola Zigic and Peter Lovenkrands. Hopefully Akwasi Asante won't be too far away either, in the next couple of weeks or so. Nathan Redmond can play that role as well."

The Blues are currently 19th in the Championship table.

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Dynamo Moscow
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Krasnodar
1-1
Lille
FT
Feyenoord
2-0
Sevilla
FT
Guingamp
1-2
Fiorentina
FT
Lokeren
1-0
Legia
FT
AaB
1-0
Bucuresti
FT
Dynamo Kiev
2-0
Rio Ave
FT
Dinamo Minsk
0-2
PAOK
FT
Sparta Prague
0-0
Napoli
FT
Trabzonspor
3-1
Metalist Kharkiv
FT
Slovan Bratislava
1-3
Young Boys
FT
Rijeka
2-0
Standard Liege
FT
Wolfsburg
0-2
Everton
FT
FC Zurich
3-1
Apollon Limassol
FT
Villarreal
2-2
Borussia M'bach
FT
HJK
2-1
Copenhagen
FT
Torino
0-0
Club Brugge
FT
Asteras Tripolis
2-2
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FT
Spurs
1-0
Partizan
FT
Astra
1-0
Dinamo Zagreb
FT
Celtic
1-3
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St Etienne
1-1
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