Permanent Deal Would Interest Tainio

Last updated : 19 September 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

The Finland international, who made his Blues bow at right-back in the 1-0 home defeat to Aston Villa last weekend, is currently on a season-long loan deal at St Andrews.

"My aim is to help keep Birmingham in the Premier League and maybe earn myself a long contract here," he has told the Birmingham Mail.

"It's maybe a little bit early to say now but why not, if I keep playing and we do well."