Liam: Deal talks should only take a minute

The defender, who has effectively switched from centre-back to
left-back this season, was reported to have put in a transfer
request. But Blues boss Alex McLeish rubbished this claim and now
Ridgewell insists he wants to stay, with talks having already
opened regarding a new deal. Ridgewell said: “I don’t want to leave
Birmingham, of course not. We’ve had a good season, we’re doing
well – and I’m enjoying it here. “I’ve left the new contract down
to my agent. It’s easier for me to concentrate on my game, the
football, and let the contract take care of itself. “Hopefully we
can come to some sort of agreement and we can get it signed. “I
want to sign and presumably the club want to keep me here as well.
“I’d love it to be done as quickly and as easily as possible.”
Ridgewell is looking for Birmingham to end the season on a
successful note and sustain an unbeaten home record stretching back
to September. He said: “We have got to try and finish the season as
high as we can in the Premier League. “We are in a great position
(ninth) and have just got to try and catch Everton, who are above
us, instead of looking backwards. “It will be fantastic if we can
stay unbeaten at home for the rest of the season.”