Birmingham City captain explains what Gary Rowett told the players after making decision on his future

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The Blues boss was linked with a job at a rival Championship club, but appears committed to his current side.

Birmingham City skipper Michael Morrison has revealed how Gary Rowett informed the side that he would not be leaving St Andrew's, despite speculation linking him with the managerial vacancy at Fulham, the Birmingham Mail reports.

"He came in on the Friday and said he's here, he's committed, he wants to do something and we are doing something at this football club. I think we all want that to continue," he said.

"The manager has been a really big part of it.

"You can see that we are buying into what he is doing. The results have shown that, the performances have shown that.

"From my point of view, I think I have been playing really well, he has got the best out of me. I like playing here and I am sure there’s a lot of other lads who enjoy it," he added.

The fact that Rowett's rallying cry came several days before the Blues board issued a statement confirming that their manager would be going nowhere (via Mail), arguably highlights how convinced the former Burton Albion boss was that staying put was the best decision for him.

Rowett has done a superb job with the Midlands club. When he took over last October, the Blues were second bottom of the Championship having just been beaten 8-0 by Bournemouth. 

However, he astonishingly guided the club away from the relegation zone, and into the top-half by the campaign's conclusion.

And the side have continued their amazing rise by now sitting in the play-off places despite boasting one of the smallest squads in the division. 

If the club continues on the path its currently on, then Rowett may deem the decision to remain as Birmingham City manager as one of the smartest he's ever made. 

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