Date: 19th January 2012 at 3:53pm
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Alex McLeish has said he hasn’t made his mind up about Jean Makoun yet, but confirmed from day 1 he was looking at the midfield without an experience Champions League player being in it.

Sometimes it just writes itself when it comes to Eck.

So now we have McLeish saying he wanted to evaluate all his players, including those everybody and their dog knew should’ve been shipped out yet remain undroppable from the first team, but then he admits he wasn’t going to give Makoun a chance because he wanted something different?

Roight Alex, well done on that score then, what is your first choice central midfield then, fancy giving Guzan a go next?

Anyway, speaking to the Birmingham Mail he said (I presume without smiling).

‘He’s still in Greece, he is there for the season, in the same way we had Jermaine Jenas.’

Which isn’t quite right because when Makoun was injured, he stayed in Greece, now Jenas is injured, we’re paying his wages even though he’s gone back to Spurs.

‘Has he got a future with us? It depends. The reason for letting Jean out was I was looking for a different type of midfielder. I’m not saying he’s not got a future, it would be stupid to say that, but certainly I was looking at our midfield without Jean.’

McLeish adds Makoun knew from the start of the season what Alex’s thoughts were, but he says he will sit down with the 28 year old in the summer and discuss his future.

For his next masterstroke then should we expect the unveiling of Lee Bowyer?

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