Premier League - Taylor gets new Birmingham deal

PA Sport - Sat, 22 May 12:11:00 2010

Birmingham's veteran goalkeeper Maik Taylor has agreed a new one-year contract with the Premier League club.

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Midfielder Keith Fahey will also be offered a new deal after an impressive season, less than 18 months after joining from St Patrick's Athletic.

Taylor's current deal expired this summer and the 38-year-old spent the last campaign as number two to on-loan Joe Hart, who has now been replaced by 6million capture Ben Foster.

But the Northern Ireland international has impressed manager Alex McLeish sufficiently to be given a new contract.

McLeish told Press Association Sport: "Maik has accepted a new deal. I can see him becoming a future coach. He is nearing the age of 40 but like David James he is in superb condition. I need Maik to drive Ben and he still has the hunger. I'm sure he'll still be in Northern Ireland's thoughts which will keep him on his toes."

Regarding 27-year-old Fahey, McLeish, who is also confident his own new contract will be sorted out in the near future, added: "We will be discussing a new contract for Keith as well because he had an agreement that if he proved himself in the Premier League we would look at his wages."

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