Republic of Ireland midfielder Keith Fahey has announced that he is set to leave Birmingham City after four and half years with the Midlands club.

Fahey had played for Birmingham's best supported team since 2009, racking up 121 appearances and scoring nine goals in the process.

The Dubliner, who is capped six times for Ireland, moved to Birmingham from St Patrick's Athletic, and there will inevitably be speculation now that he will move back to the League of Ireland.

Thirty-year-old Fahey reveavled that his time with Birmingham had come to an end of Twitter, saying: "Very sad to be leaving #BCFC have had 4 & a half good years here thanks to all the fans who have made me feel very welcome @bcfcdotcom

Fahey is capped 16 times for Ireland, and has played at a host of clubs in his senior career, including Bluebell United, St Patrick's Athletic, Drogheda United and Birmingham.