Blues boss impressed with Orient defender Lowry

PUBLISHED: 09:33 20 July 2015

Shane Lowry is set to leave Leyton Orient (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Shane Lowry is set to leave Leyton Orient (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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Shane Lowry is on trial with the Championship club as he edges closer to leaving the O’s

Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett remained coy about the possibility of Shane Lowry signing for the midlands club, despite the Leyton Orient defender scoring in Blues’ latest pre-season friendly fixture.

It was confirmed at the weekend that the Aussie is on trial at St Andrew’s and he played the whole of the second half against Kidderminster on Saturday.

The match ended 1-1 with Lowry heading in the equaliser for City and Rowett discussed the possibility of the former Aston Villa man joining the Blues after the game.

“Shane came in having done no training, he has been in a gym for a month because he hasn’t been training at Leyton Orient, Rowett told Birmingham Mail.

“He has headed everything, he has been very aggressive, he has got up from a set piece.

“Shane’s agent has mentioned him a few times. We are just looking at certain little areas where we might be able to improve, alongside the two or three we still want to bring in.

“There’s that gap of left-side centre back/left-back we can see if we can look at something different. There’s nothing definitive.”

Orient head coach Ian Hendon revealed on July 10 that Lowry’s agent had informed him that the defender would “100 per cent” not be returning to Brisbane Road after having a clause in his contract which stated his client could leave on a free transfer if the E10 outfit were relegated last season.

The O’s boss admitted he would like to keep the Australian, but it now seems the 26-year-old has stepped up his efforts to find a new club and hopefully, for the League Two side, his future will be resolved soon.

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