BIRMINGHAM boss Lee Bowyer is planning to give some of his younger players time on the pitch ahead of Saturday’s clash with Rovers.

The Blues are safe from relegation heading into the final day, while Rovers can no longer make the top six.

Bowyer has hinted that Jobe Bellingham, George Hall, Jordan James, Nico Gordon and Tahith Chong will all be involved against Tony Mowbray’s men.

“What I have said before I see two young players [George and Jobe] that have good potential and I see them growing and improving,” he told Birmingham Live.

“A few weeks ago when I felt we were safe I said these youngsters would get minutes when it’s the right time to do so. I did that at the weekend and brought on JJ for the last half hour.

“I could easily have kept [Juninho] Bacuna on but JJ is the future of this football club and if you don’t give them minutes when you are safe and not playing too much, then when can you?

“It’s giving them experience because at some stage next season I am sure he [James] will be in and around it and will need to play. That’s why I did it with him and that’s why I will do it on Saturday.”

Bowyer is set to meet with chairman Zhao Wenqing on Monday and admits he has heard the speculation that his time at the club is coming to an end.

He added: “All I can do is turn up on Saturday and do the right thing, which I have done in every game. Then I will have a meeting with the chairman [Zhao Wenqing] on Monday.

“We will have a discussion and if the club feel that they want to go in a different direction and bring somebody else in then that’s their choice.

“It’s easy to keep looking at managers and thinking that that’s the problem, sometimes you have to look a bit deeper than that. If they choose to do that, then I will shake their hand and then I will walk away.

“Do I want that to happen? No, I didn’t come here to walk away after one full season. I was hoping to get a bit of backing and try and turn things around.”