Liam gets his head back in right place

BIRM­ING­HAM v BRAGA Thurs­day, 8pm

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CHRIS HUGHTON in­sists Liam Ridgewell will not be throw­ing any tantrums af­ter his Premier League es­cape route was blocked.

Birm­ing­ham’s ver­sa­tile 27-year-old slapped in a trans­fer re­quest in the fi­nal hours of the win­dow in a bid to push through a move to New­cas­tle.

But Blues re­fused to let him join the St An­drew’s fire sale and boss Hughton says the mat­ter is now closed.

He said: “I un­der­stand Liam want­ing to play in the Premier League, but he’s got his head around it now.

“But what he also very much un­der­stood was that if it wasn’t go­ing to be a pos­si­bil­ity, he was very happy to be here.

“He’s a whole-hearted player, he’s one of a few who re­mained at the club and I think the fans will be happy with that.”

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