Cally striker couldn’t say no to Blues

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Adam Rooney is delighted to be back in England after making a goalscoring name for himself in Scotland with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

The former Stoke striker, who also had loan spells with Yeovil, Chesterfield and Bury before finding his feet north of the border, turned down a number of clubs before signing for Birmingham.

"I was looking to get a move back down south after a couple of years in Scotland and I couldn't have hoped for a better one, to be honest," Rooney said.

"Birmingham's a big club with great players. I was a free agent. There was interest from a couple of clubs, but I couldn't say no to this. There were clubs from all levels - League Two, League One, Championship to Turkish and Russian clubs involved.


"I wasn't sure where I was going at one stage but when Birmingham came in and I spoke to the manager on the phone, my mind was made up."

Rooney is looking forward to staking his claim on the number one striker position at St Andrew's, as Birmingham look to seek promotion back in the Barclays Premier League within a season.

And after scoring 44 goals in 103 appearances for Inverness, Rooney says he will convert as many chances as possible with Birmingham.

"If I get chances I'm confident I will stick the majority of them away. Hopefully I can maintain that ratio I had at Inverness,” Rooney said.

"I think I can score at any level. I've done it at whatever level I've been at. I scored goals in the Championship when I was younger, at 17. The main thing at the minute is just to make sure I have a good pre-season and establish myself."

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