Sav Trains Alone

Last updated : 05 January 2005 By Brian Cartlidge

The Blues midfielder, who handed in a written transfer request on Monday, was left out of the Blues squad for the game against Bolton on Tuesday night and today was left to train on his own.

Blackburn Rovers have had a second bid for the Wales international rejected by the Blues board but it appears Savage has probably now played his last game for Steve Bruce's first team squad.

Savage was in the stands watching Blues' 2-1 home defeat to Bolton and he couldn't have failed to hear the chants aimed in his direction.

Fans who once chanted his name in admiration vented their anger at his decision to want to leave the club in no uncertain terms at St Andrew's on Tuesday night.

Savage is not available for selection for Blues' FA Cup 3rd round tie against Leeds United this weekend as he serves a one game ban for picking up his fifth yellow card of the season against Newcastle on New Years Day.