McLeish Hoping To Extend Carr Deal

Last updated : 07 March 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

The former Newcastle and Tottenham defender signed an initial one month contract with Blues in February and since taking over the right-back birth in the past three games he has proved that he has regained his match fitness again after retiring from the game in December.

"We did a month contract initially and we will be looking to extend it to the end of the season," McLeish told the Birmingham Mail.

"I would think the board would be right behind that one.

"Stuart Parnaby is not ready to come back yet from injury, (Stephen) Kelly is away at Stoke. We have also got Ulises de la Cruz who can cover in there as well.

"Stephen's got better with each game. His use of the ball the other night (against Bristol City) was terrific.

"I was just wondering if he was going to pop a muscle or something like that bombing up the line as he was, having had the three games in a week after being out for so long.

"But when I talked to him when he came in on Friday, he was fine. A little bit stiff, but that's understandable."