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Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph: 'I'm happy to stay on with Birmingham City'


IRELAND goalkeeper Darren Randolph says he'd be happy to stay on at Birmingham City for another spell.

The Bray-born player is out of contract with the Blues in the summer but Randolph has done well at the club, especially under new boss Gary Rowett, and the club have opened discussions about a new deal.

"Gary came to me and we are still in talks about it now," Randolph said.

"I am just playing football and waiting to speak to him again I am certainly open to the idea of staying at Birmingham. I have said that to him as well.

"I feel the last two seasons we have had the same core of players. Everyone gets on, we have got a good team spirit, it's just fun to come into work every day. We have got a good bunch of lads."

Randolph, 27, is still hoping that his international career with Ireland can take off, though he is also eligible for the USA.

First involved with the Republic's senior squad under Giovanni Trapattoni as an unused sub against Uruguay in 2011, he had to wait until the Oman friendly in 2012 for his debut and since then had added just one more cap, against Spain in 2013 and has yet to play under Martin O'Neill.