Birmingham boss Eustace unsurprised by Leeds talk for Hall

Birmingham City boss John Eustace isn’t surprised George Hall is attracting Premier League interest.

Hall is being tracked by Leeds United.

He has 18 months left to run on his contract and Eustace believes his development is better served by playing regularly in the Championship rather than for the under-21s at Leeds.

Eustace told Birmingham Live: “George is a brilliant player, a really good young player and I expect it with all our young players. George’s performances this season have been very, very good.

“He has made 16-17 appearances now – last season he made two appearances. It’s my job to develop him properly, which I feel like we are doing. We are giving him starts, he is impacting off the bench but it’s all about his development.

“It’s important I don’t put too much pressure on him and that every time he goes on the field he makes an impact – and I think he has done that up to now.

“It’s just about his development, he’s just turned 18, we have to put things into perspective here, we are giving all these young boys a fantastic opportunity to showcase themselves in a very, very good environment.”