Blues Set To Sign Centre Half?

Posted on June 30, 2006 
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Ian Clarkson has revealed that Blues, as well as West Bromwich Albion, are sniffing around released Charlton Athletic centre half Chris Perry.

“We are looking to bring at least one more player in and we are in discussions as we speak. We expect, or hope, to do something in the next couple of days.”

I’ve lost count of the amount of times we’ve read that over the years with Brucey in charge. A couple of days usually means at least six months!

Blues and Albion are battling one another for a number of centre-backs over the summer with both having already missed out on David Weir who chose to stay at Everton. Rumours suggest that Albion have put in a bid for Tottenham Hotspur centre-half Calum Davenport. Blues put in a bid last week.

It now looks like the two Midlands clubs will seek talks with Perry although Bruce’s quote above seems to suggest that we’ve stolen a march on our Yam-yam neighbours.

Perry, 33, has clocked up nearly 450 appearances for Wimbledon, Tottenham Hotspur and Charlton Athletic. He certainly fits the experienced mould that Bruce is trying so desperately to fill after the departure of captain Kenny Cunningham.


2 Responses to “Blues Set To Sign Centre Half?”

  1. Kym Smith on June 30th, 2006 2:02 pm

    Working on the assumption that this guy is fully fit and not injury prone (hmmm….) than I think I would prefer someone of his age and experience in the back row, rather than having a defence that was completely composed of young players.

    Youth is great, but IMO defence needs an older head in the middle of things to steer things along.

    On those lines, I’m not entirely sure whether I trust Maik Taylor to marshall the entire defence, given some of the howlers we have all seen him do (he’s also done some fantastic saves in his time, before anyone jumps on me, but he’s not always the most commanding keeper in the world).

    I do hope that we are talking about a real couple of days though, and not the couple of days that exist in Brucie’s parallel universe….

  2. Luintious on June 30th, 2006 5:28 pm

    Perry would be a fab signing.

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