Onwards and upwards is the message Birmingham fans will be getting from Lee Clark, after the new manager confirmed club captain Stephen Carr has signed a new one year deal.
The 35-year-old fans’ favourite at St.Andrews worked with Clark when the pair played together at Newcastle, and Carr had this to say about his former team mate: “At this stage of my career, I have to be enjoying it and I know what I’m going to get now with Lee Clark because I know what he will bring from my days with him at Newcastle.”
Carr has also put to bed any rumours of a switch to Wolves or Norwich, where he would have joined up with former gaffer Chris Hughton. He added: “I always wanted to re-sign once everything was right for me and I’m happy to be extending my stay here.”
Carr’s signing was obviously one of Clark’s high priorities when first taking over the reigns at the Blues, stating “I’ve worked with Stephen both as a player and a coach and I know that he’s not just a fantastic, international-class player but he’s also a leader. Stephen is a major influence both on the field and in the dressing room and he’ll continue as my captain this season.”
Perhaps this will be the first of many positive signings to assure Blues fans that their new boss means business.