x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Cahill, one that got away

The Birmingham manager Alex McLeish will today come up against the defender who he thinks could have saved his team from relegation two years ago.

The Birmingham manager Alex McLeish will today come up against the defender who he thinks could have saved his team from relegation two years ago. "You can't say for definite that we would have stayed up had we signed Gary, but I would have been pretty confident," said McLeish. "I met some Bolton fans during the summer after we had been relegated and they said Cahill was worth six points to them "We only needed another one to stay up and I am quite sure Gary would have got us that with one or two clean sheets that eluded us." Cahill, who played for Aston Villa at the time, opted to join Wanderers instead. Birmingham's defence has been solid though, conceding just four goals in six games, but have only scored three times themselves. Birmingham v Bolton, 6pm, Show Sasha

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