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Rumour Mill-Carr Park at Turf Moor?

Birmingham defender Stephen Carr is out of contract at St Andrews and Sky Sports believe that both Wolves and Burnley are monitoring the 35-year-old.

The Republic of Ireland international right back started his professional career with Tottenham. He was then transferred to Newcastle United in August 2004 when then manager Bobby Robson signed him for a fee of 2 million.

After four years at St James Park, Carr was released and it was thought he might retire.

However Birmingham gave him a new lease of life after initially letting him train with the club in February 2009. Contracts soon followed and Carr has since made over 100 appearances for Brum.

His contract at St Andrew's expires this summer and the right-back is yet to pen a new deal with the Blues although he has stated previously that he is not thinking of retirement and is keen to play on.

Carr recently suffered a knee injury which kept him sidelined for most of the second half of last season but he now looks keen to get his career back on track.

It is difficult to see why this rumour might have any substance. Eddie Howe has been steadily reducing the age of the squad and although many Clarets fans feel the squad still lacks experienced hands, a 35 year old in the twilight of his career would seem an odd choice based on recent strategy.

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 25 2012

Time: 5:31PM

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No thanks!
turfmanphil
Exactly
ssc41
Last time I saw Carr play - I thought he still looked a very good right back ( although this was probably 12 months ago). The only way I can see this one happening is if Eddie plans to play Trips in front of Carr - but I doubt this is the case.
Claretdale
to owd
hollinsclaret
This news does not fire my enthusiasm. But ow owd was Grezza when he made the transition from RB to PL owding midfield?
Couch Potato
There is lazy journalism and then there are articles like this haha
YorkshireClaret
Decent enough player- in his day- but don't see much mileage in this rumour.
RickersTwickers
Are these rumours of us signing pensioners a reflection of how the media see the club's ambition?
cornwallclaret
 

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