Birmingham new boys James McFadden and David Murphy revealed it was the "Alex McLeish factor" that lured them both to St Andrews.

The Blues have paid an initial £5million to sign Scotland forward McFadden from Everton while left-back Murphy checked in from Hibernian for £1.5million.

McFadden said: "When I played for Scotland under Alex he got the best out of me, now I am hoping he can continue to do that here at Birmingham on a daily basis."

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