He thought he may have found an answer in Dariusz Dudka
but Championship football was a culture shock to the Pole and a short-term contract was not renewed, and with Scott Allan out of the picture, Clark continued to look at alternatives - and Howard cropped up.
BIRMINGHAM: Randolph 6, Caddis 7, Robinson 5, Burn 7, Hancox 6 (Bartley 90), Novak 6, Dudka
5 (Lee 52, 6), Reilly 6, Lingard 6, Zigic 6, McLean 6 (Burke 46, 8) BORO: Given 6, Williams 6, Woodgate 6, Ayala 7, Gibson 6, MOTM Leadbitter 8, Whitehead 6, Carayol 6 (Jutkiewcz 62, 6), Emnes 7 (Butterfield 71, 5), Adomah 7, Kamara 6 (Ledesma 90) REFEREE: Darren Bond ATTENDANCE: 13,454
BIRMINGHAM: Randolph 6 - Caddis 7, Robinson 5, Burn 7, Hancox 6 (Bartley, 90mins) - Novak 6, Dudka
5 (Lee, 52mins, 6), Reilly 6, Lingard 6 - Zigic 6, Mclean 6 (*BURKE, 45mins, 8).
Manager Lee Clark made a change at half-time, bringing on Burke for Aaron Mclean and, soon after, Olly Lee for Dariusz Dudka
and Aaron McLean are pushing for starts after coming on as substitutes in last weekend's draw against Blackpool.
Putin noted the case of a former Tula Region governor -- a clear reference to Vyacheslav Dudka
, who recently received over nine years in prison for taking a 40 million ruble ($1.
High Honors: Salita Daraphet, Patrick Ducey, Melanie Dudka
, Matthew Dupuis, Jessica Ekberg, David Lewis, Lauren McGowan, Jessica Morrison, Ryan Parslow, Samantha Randall, Stephanie Stearns, Alicia Thomas, Nocolas Tricomi, Gwendolynne Weissiger, Holly White, Alexis Zona.
But it was the goal of his counterpart Petr Cech that first came under threat when Polish defender Dariusz Dudka
hooked the ball into the side netting.
As early as the second minute many home fans were off their feet as Dariusz Dudka
tried an inventive overhead kick that ruffled the wrong side of the netting from a Poland point of view.
As well as Polanski, Poland boss Franciszek Smuda has doubts over defender Damien Perquis and midfielder Dariusz Dudka
As well as Polanski, Smuda has doubts over defender Damien Perquis and midfielder Dariusz Dudka
SUBSTITUTES: Boaz Myhill (for Hennessey 45); Carl Fletcher (for Collison 45); David Cotterill (for Evans 45); Sam Vokes (for Bellamy 45); Aaron Ramsey (for Ledley 45) Not used: Fon Williams, Eardley, Crofts, Tudor Jones, Vaughan, Williams (Middlesbrough, on loan to Burnley) POLAND: Fabianski (Boruc 45), Wawrzyniak, Lewandowski (Brozek 61), Dudka
, Krzynowek (Lobodzinski 45), Boguski (Smolarec 45), Murawski (Tralka 75), Wasilewski, Zewlakow, Gargula (Guerreiro 45), Lewandowski.