Blues boss keeps quiet over Bowyer

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Birmingham boss Alex McLeish is remaining tight-lipped over Lee Bowyer's challenge on Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna until he knows whether the midfielder will face Football Association action.

Television replays highlighted Bowyer allegedly stamping on the knee of Sagna as he lay on the ground during Saturday's clash at St Andrew's.

"What is the situation with Bowyer?" he said. "It is pending. There is nothing I can say."

In a separate incident Bowyer was also shown to apparently catch Sagna down the back of his Achilles near the touch-line.

Referee Peter Walton took no action at the time and the FA will contact Walton to find out whether or not he saw the incidents involving Bowyer during Arsenal's 3-0 win.

If Walton confirms he did not see what occurred, then the FA have the power to pursue the matter and to decide whether or not to charge Bowyer with violent conduct.

McLeish added: "It is not appropriate for me to comment on it when nothing has been done by the FA and the referee is looking at it again.

"I've seen the incident but I can't comment on it. It is inappropriate. It is all hypothetical.

"We need to wait and see what the verdict is."

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