Search

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).

Simon O'Connor Photography

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.

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 17:30

English football faces another defining day as the professional game prepares to consider an indefinite suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic, while pressure builds for players to accept wage cuts or deferrals.

Former Hammers star would ike to see more signings like Bowen

Yesterday, 11:30

East London Runners athlete planning a different kind of long-distance run

Yesterday, 10:30

Marathon man is slowly recovering from a new challenge

Yesterday, 10:16

The Victoria Park Community Cricket League has announced a likely suspension of their season for an indefinite period due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Yesterday, 09:54

Following the early end of the 2019/20 rugby season in England due to the coronavirus pandemic, the RFU is announcing final league positions.

Yesterday, 07:56

Football chiefs are set to continue seeking ways to salvage the domestic season as the sporting shutdown is extended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Wed, 18:26

Eoin Morgan can see the advantages in holding England matches behind closed doors, believing such a scenario would demonstrate the uplifting role sport can play in modern society.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Festival organisers AEG Presents will once again be providing a variety of exciting opportunities for young people at this year’s event

Looking to rent in London? Securing the keys to a new home in any big city can be an ordeal but there is a way to avoid the common pitfalls of London rentals - dodgy landlords, dubious décor and downright dicey security.

Cauldron Foods’ comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

Most read sport

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser