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Birmingham City release four senior players

Lee Clark has started a summer rebuild plan. (©GettyImages)
Lee Clark has started a summer rebuild plan. (©GettyImages).

Birmingham City manager Lee Clark has begun his summer clear out by releasing four senior players who have been consistently involved in the first team this season according to their official website. 

One of the players to be facing the chop is two-time Senegalese international, Morgaro Gomis. Having played over 150 times for former club Dundee United, Blues signed Gomis on a free transfer in the summer of 2011. 

However, the former Cowdenbeath has struggled to make an impression on former Huddersfield manager Clark, which has resulted in his release. 

The second player to have been released is Keith Fahey. The former Aston Villa and St Patricks midfielder has endured a frustrating season at St Andrews this year. 

Fahey has only made two appearances for Birmingham since November last year because he had been granted compassionate leave for events that have occured in his family in Ireland. Because of this, Fahey has been released after making 121 appearances for Blues. 

Once one of Spain's most promising centre-backs, Pablo Ibanez is another player to have been released. The former Atletico Madrid defender has also struggled at Birmingham this season, due to the form of key defenders Curtis Davies and Paul Robinson. Ibanez made seven appearances in the first team season.

Interim captain Steven Caldwell is the final player to have been released. The Scottish international boasts a host of club experience, having played for the likes of Sunderland, Newcastle and Burnley. 

Caldwell has been known for his commitment for all of the clubs he has played for in his career, and after 77 appearances for Birmingham, Caldwell has joined Toronto FC in the MLS. 

Clark is looking to stamp his own personality on the Birmingham team, after inheriting Chris Hughton's squad from the season before. Clark's first signing has been Andrew Shinnie from Inverness Caledonian Thistle. 


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