Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By IAN BAKER

BIRM­ING­HAM boss Lee Clark says get­ting rid of just one player will cure his side’s fi­nan­cial prob­lems.

Nikola Zigic (left) earns £60,000 a week but has not played this year due to in­jury. And Clark said: “You know, if I take away one player out my squad – and this isn’t hav­ing a go at him be­cause if I had been a player and that con­tract was put in front of me I would have signed it.

“I couldn’t have grabbed the pen quick enough – but if he wasn’t at the club, I’d have the se­cond low­est wage bill in the Cham­pi­onship. End of.

“Now, he has been a big miss for us through in­jury. There is no deny­ing that. But I am just putting the re­al­ity out there.

“I am telling the truth as a man­ager, which I have done all along.

“There’s no fi­nances. You don’t lis­ten, you me­dia.

“Agents are the same. I tell them I’ve got no money but they still come onto me, say­ing they have got such and such a player who wants X amount of pounds.”

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