Gary Rowett comments on speculation linking him to QPR and Fulham

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Birmingham City boss Gary Rowett is reported to be on the radar of Fulham and Queens Park Rangers.

Birmingham City boss Gary Rowett says being linked with Fulham and Queens Park Rangers is a sign of success but insists he is only focusing on the West Midlands outfit, Talksport report.

The London duo are currently manager-less after Chris Ramsey and Kit Symons both lost their jobs following an inconsistent start to the Championship season.

Both Fulham and QPR have recent Premier League experience, and there is undoubtedly potential there for a return to the top-flight and to establish themselves up there.

However, in a rather strange turn of events, neither club seems to be able to attract a manager suitable enough for the task, and QPR have since turned to Neil Warnock again on an interim basis.

Gary Rowett has been linked with the two and has been made favourite for the Fulham job by Sky Bet, yet the Birmingham coach insists his only focus is on matters at St. Andrew's.

“It’s just the usual thing, if your team is doing well you get linked to other clubs. That’s normal and it’s just a sign of success, really,” Rowett explained.

“They’re two excellent jobs with ex-Premier League sides, but I’m extremely focused on what we’re trying to do at Birmingham City.

“I actually think we’ve underperformed a little bit over the last three or four weeks, so I’m just focused on improving here.”

Rowett has done an incredible job at Birmingham after joining the club from Burton Albion last season.

The former Derby County man has lowered the wage bill, lowered the average age of the playing squad and has the Blues playing an attractive brand of football.

Ahead of the weekend’s results, the Blues sat in sixth spot and some seven points clear of both Fulham and QPR who languish in a disappointing lower mid-table position.

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