Date: 29th December 2005 at 12:37pm
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Birmingham manager Steve Bruce insisted Pandiani would be going nowhere in January until a replacement striker was found, despite reports from Spain claiming he was about to join Espanyol for £1million.

Bruce said: ‘Walter will not be going anywhere until I can get someone in first of all – if he is going anywhere at all.

‘I have read these reports coming out of Spain. We have had an offer for Walter but we haven’t accepted that offer.

‘We’ve got a few players missing through injury so how can I let anyone out of the door?

‘Until I get at least one or two strikers in through the door, no-one will be leaving.’

Bruce admitted: ‘I am delighted with the performance. You can see a bit of confidence coming back into the team. There were a few harsh words said after the Manchester City game 10 days ago and I have had a great response.

‘There has been a lot said and written about the players not having the spirit and desire. They have answered that with one hell of a performance and we deserved to get something out of the game.’