Kevin Phillips: I Want To Play More For Birmingham City

St Andrew’s veteran demands more first-team action from boss.

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Birmingham City striker Kevin Phillips has demanded to play more after scoring a sensational goal against Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup.

The 37-year-old has been used as bit-part player since helping the Blues return to the Premier League two-years ago.

But he reckons he has plenty to offer manager Alex McLeish in their efforts to avoid relegation.

Birmingham are only clear of the Premier League drop zone on goal difference and Phillips admits their attention must now turn to survival in the wake of their Cup exit.

“That’s three starts and three goals this season, you can’t argue with that,” Phillips said.

“You’ll have to ask the manager if I deserve more games – all I can do is try and do well when I am given the chance.

“I really enjoyed the game, I felt I was getting stronger as it went on.”

“I suppose if there is anything to come out of it, where we are in the league, at least we haven’t got a replay.

“That’s a fixture we could have done without.”

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