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Birmingham manager Alex McLeish is keen to meet the club's owners as soon as possible in an attempt to formulate a transfer strategy for the January window.

Blues are in 17th place in the Premier League, and McLeish will look to meet board members in order to discuss strengthening the squad.

He said: "We have a number of targets, and we will be discussing those this week."

He added: "We've got business in terms of the game, and after that, perhaps we can get a chance to talk - sit down with the board, my chief scout and my coaching staff and see where we go.

"The board and I are working hard to try and enhance the squad, and we will try and do that, whatever way we feel is the best way to give the squad a little bit more quality."

Birmingham left much of their transfer activity to the end of the summer window, signing three players on transfer deadline day. McLeish feels the club need to avoid this in January.

"I'd like to try and do something as quickly as possible," he said. "My past experiences of dealing in January are not great - Lastminute.com and maybe not getting quite what you were looking for in the first place.

The former Scotland boss feels that while his players would welcome new faces, they are not the only Premier League footballers who would be keen to see some quality players arrive.

He said: "The players want to make sure they're still Premier League players next season, and they want the best help they can get. I don't think they're the only players looking for help. You see guys like John Terry in newspapers talking about enhancing their squad.

"They'll believe in the cause, but they want the very best for the cause."

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