Bowyer wants to play
Birmingham midfielder Lee Bowyer will make a decision on his future based upon his first-team prospects.
Last Updated: 21/05/11 5:16pm
Birmingham midfielder Lee Bowyer will make a decision on his future based upon his prospects of first-team football.
The 34-year-old will be a free agent in the summer and Survival Sunday's match at Tottenham could be his last game for his relegation-threatened St Andrew's club.
But Carling Cup winners Birmingham are prepared to offer Bowyer a one-year extension and he therefore has to make up his mind regarding his options.
The former Leeds and Newcastle player has become a key part of Alex McLeish's team since Christmas, but he is also likely to have other offers.
Bowyer said in The Sun: "I just want to play. There's no point me going somewhere I'm going to sit on the bench and watch - I could do that at home!"
Meanwhile, the midfielder, who has received the most yellow cards, 101, in Premier League history, believes he is still learning and developing as a player, despite his now veteran status.
He said: "Last year was probably the first year I've gone without a suspension. It comes with experience.
"When you're younger you just think you can win every tackle.
"Now I know you can't go to ground, the rules have got stricter - and I've had to change my game to cope with the rules.
"Years ago when I first started you could have three or four, but now it's one and you're booked."