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Clark job unaffected by trial

Birmingham boss Lee Clark says the trial of owner Carson Yeung is not affecting his job as manager at the club.

Yeung is awaiting the verdict of a money laundering trial in Hong Kong, an offence he denies, which is not expected to be delivered until next week.

The 53-year-old recently stepped down as president of Birmingham City FC, director of Birmingham City plc and director and chairman of the club's parent company, Birmingham International Holdings Ltd (BIHL), although he remains City's principal shareholder.

Clark, whose side are 16th in the Sky Bet Championship, says he is just focused on football.

"It doesn't affect me in terms of anything," said Clark. "As I've stated all along, while I've been at this football club, the football side of the club is the only thing that is of my concern and whatever happens elsewhere, happens.

"We've just got to focus on what's happening on the football pitch and that is what we do."

Clark did admit that he understood the concerns of Birmingham supporters at the situation off the field.

"I understand everything about it, but what I can't involve myself in is getting concerned at that situation," he added. "I've got a team to prepare for a tough game at Ipswich.

"I've said all along, since the day that I walked through the door of this club, that the main people for me are the supporters and that will never change.

"We just have to go on and it is business as usual."