Rob Kiernan in the frame for Birmingham deal
Birmingham City boss Gary Rowett has been singing the praises of Ireland U21 cap Rob Kiernan and says he wants to bring the defender to the Blues on a long-term contract.
Kiernan, 24, has joined Birmingham from Wigan on loan until the end of the season but Rowett is a big admirer of the player.
"There is a lot more to come from him in his career," he says of Kiernan, capped 11 times at U21 level. "He is under contract at Wigan but if someone like Rob comes and does really well and has an immediate impact for the rest of the season then certainly he is the type of player I would look at long term."