Jerome - Blues need change
Cameron Jerome feels Birmingham City need new owners if they are to re-establish themselves in the Premier League.
Last Updated: 07/09/11 4:42pm
Stoke City's new signing Cameron Jerome feels Birmingham City need new owners if they are to re-establish themselves in the Premier League.
The Carling Cup holders were relegated from England's top flight last season and during the summer transfer window they were forced to sell a number of star players.
Jerome joined The Potters in a £4million deal on transfer deadline day and the 25-year-old hit-man is disappointed Blues' owners are not following Stoke's example.
The Potters have taken the Premier League by storm in recent seasons and Tony Pulis' side have now established themselves as top-flight regulars having achieved European football this term.
"Five years is a long time to spend at a club and it still feels a bit strange not being part of it at Birmingham," Jerome told the Birmingham Mail.
"I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and I will always be grateful for the faith Steve Bruce showed in signing me.
"Stoke seem to be doing what I thought Birmingham would be doing. It's exciting times at Stoke, they are taking steps in the right direction, strengthening the squad and looking to make further progress.
"That's the regret. I wish Birmingham would have done the same. I don't know what the board are planning to do but Birmingham need people to take them to the next level and I don't believe the current owners can do that."