The 15 Birmingham City players in contract limbo this June as ‘tricky’ transfer decisions loom

Birmingham City are gearing up for a summer of change and uncertainty following the club’s relegation from the Championship to League One.

Despite beating Norwich City 1-0 on the final day, Blues were condemned to the third tier for the first time since 1995, with only themselves to blame. It was a turbulent season - one that saw six different coaches take the lead in the dugout - but all could possibly have been avoided had the board never sacked John Eustace.

Birmingham were up in sixth when Eustace was relieved of his duties and replaced by Wayne Rooney. From that point on, it was disaster after disaster. There were circumstances that simply couldn’t be foreseen as Tony Mowbray stepped back through illness but Blues had already set themselves up for a bumpy road which, in the end, led to a plummeting drop into the bottom three. 

With relegation comes a likely transfer exodus and that’s exactly what outgoing interim boss Gary Rowett admits could happen. Among the players to leave are likely to be those with contracts expiring, with some tricky decisions to be made as to who to renew - and who wants to.

As it stands, 15 players’ deals conclude on June 30, including five loanees. But who could stay and who is likely to go? Birmingham World runs through the latest.

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