Birmingham City are hoping they can see off interest from Ipswich Town to keep hold of Jay Stansfield, according to journalist Alan Nixon.


Stansfield is on loan at Blues from Premier League side Fulham and started in Birmingham’s 2-2 draw with Swansea City in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.


The Fulham man has come onto the radar of promotion challengers Ipswich, who have made adding firepower during this month’s transfer window a priority.




Kieran McKenna’s men are hopeful they will be able to convince Fulham and Stansfield to switch loans to Portman Road.


Birmingham are keen to keep hold of Stansfield though.



Blues have even brought Stansfield’s brother on board to work as part of their backroom staff.


There is a date in the January transfer window by which time Fulham would have to recall Stansfield from his Birmingham loan.



It is unclear what the date is, but Birmingham are claimed to be relaxed about the situation regarding a recall trigger.