Blake on the move again

Last updated : 09 July 2005 By Tony Scholes

Blake left Burnley just after the transfer window opened in January and said he had to take the chance of playing in the Premiership but he’s not played too often for Birmingham, making just three starts for them and ten further substitute appearances.

He was scoring goals for the Clarets regularly but following his brace against Preston in mid-December, his last goals for us, he’s only found the net another twice and one of those was a penalty. The other proved to be a winning goal against Blackburn Rovers.

Now it looks as though his stay could be over at St Andrew’s following a bid from Leeds which is little over half the price we received for him and it is an offer that the West Midlands club are considering.

Manager Steve Bruce said, “We have had an offer for Robbie Blake from Leeds which we are considering and talks are ongoing. The fee has not been agreed yet and there is no time limit or anything like that.

“Robbie’s done really well for us but his frustration is that like a lot of footballers he obviously feels he wants to play more. Someone like Leeds would give him the opportunity where he would probably play every week. I was a player, so I know where he’s coming from.”

So it looks as though Robbie could move to a club that ended last season below the Clarets, a move that would surely signal the end of his Premiership career.