Clapham bid accepted

Last updated : 07 January 2003 By Brian Cartlidge
The 27-year-old, who can operate at left back or in midfield, was touted as an answer to England's left-sided problems after a string of impressive displays in the Premiership for Ipswich last season.

Ipswich boss Joe Royle confirmed: "I am very sad that we have accepted this offer but I understand the reasons why.

"This season Jamie has been fantastic, he is a player that I had not appreciated from afar but working with him has shown me what a tremendous professional he is."

Clapham travelled to Birmingham this morning to discuss the deal with Blues Boss Steve Bruce.

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