Wolves appear set to keep Matija Sarkic as number two next season, ending Birmingham City’s chances of signing the keeper. The 24-year-old spent the previous campaign on loan at Blues, keeping ten clean sheets in 23 appearances before injury meant he didn’t play from January.
Despite that, Sarkic still won the supporters Player of the Year at St. Andrew’s, highlighting just how much of an impact he made. Therefore, it’s no secret that Blues wanted to bring the stopper back, with the Championship side willing to do a loan or a permanent transfer if possible. However, The Athletic have revealed today that Wanderers’ plan to keep Sarkic as backup to Jose Sa next season, with the idea to give him opportunities in the cup games. Continue reading ” MAJOR DEVELOPMENT SHARED AS BIRMINGHAM CHASE WOLVES PLAYER”→
On Sunday 3rd April 2022, 19th placed Birmingham City will take on 12th placed West Bromwich Albion (WBA) in the EFL Championship. In the reverse fixture back in October 2021, it was West Brom that came out on top with a 1-0 win, with Karlan Grant scoring the only goal of the game. Coming into this game, Birmingham City drew 0-0 with Swansea City, and West Brom drew 2-2 with Bristol City.
Birmingham City come into this game after playing a goalless draw against Swansea City. This result means Birmingham are now in 19th place with a record of ten wins, 12 draws, and 17 losses. xG predicted Birmingham City to score 46 times so far this season, but they have underperformed by netting only 42 goals. Continue reading ” MATCH PREVIEW: BIRMINGHAM CITY VS WEST BROM”→
Birmingham City boss Lee Bowyer might be force to go into the free agent market on the back of the news that George Friend will not return to full fitness until March at least. Ex-Middlesbrough star Friend has been ruled out of action for four weeks after picking up a calf strain to leave the club with limited options at the back. Friend is a versatile defender who can play as a left-back or on the left side of the central defence.
In the absence of Friend, Lee Bowyer and Birmingham City are left with Marcel Oakley and Nico Gordon as the only two senior pros who could provide cover in central defenceafter the regulars namely Marc Roberts, Kristian Pedersen, TedenMengi and Maxime Collins. Mengi is a Manchester United loanee who joined the club on loan from the Red Devils this season having spent some time on loan at fellow English Championship club Derby County last season. Continue reading “BIRMINGHAM: FIVE FREE AGENT OPTIONS REVEALED”→
Birmingham City teenager Jordan James has signed a first professional contract at the club. The English Championship outfit confirmed the news of a first professional contract for James at the weekend.
Birmingham City manager Lee Bowyer and his players have lost their way in the English Championship after a good start to the season. Ex-Leeds United and Newcastle United midfielder Bowyer has been a success in his first months as a Birmingham City manager.
Relegation from the English Championship was starting to look like a possibility for Birmingham City until Bowyer intervened and was able to secure the club’s safety upon his appointment in the final weeks of last season. Bowyer led Birmingham City into the playoff places at the end of the first six matches of the new Championship season but things have fallen apart in the last four games. Continue reading “BIRMINGHAM CITY WINLESS RUN CONTINUES”→
English Premier League giants Manchester United are popularly known for producing some fine talents through their youth academy and they have maintained that status for decades now. They are also well known for the habit of integrating these young players into the first team and handing them debuts but while some of them will not perform up to expectations, in the long run, a lot of others will go on to live up to the hype. Over the years, the likes of Marcus Rashford, Scott McTominay, and Mason Greenwood have all risen through the ranks at Old Trafford and they are currently constantly competing for places in the first team.
One of the most promising youngsters that have come out of the club’s famous academy is Tahith Chong. The young attacking midfielder is not very happy that he has not been able to permanently find his way into the first team but truth be told, it’s not the manager’s fault. Olé Gunnar Solksjaer is under pressure to win titles at United and it will be hard for him to put faith in youngsters instead of using the top players that will promise him more assured results on the pitch. Continue reading “CAN CHONG SECURE A FIRST-TEAM STATUS AFTER THIS SEASON?”→
Birmingham City will have to fend off English Championship rivals Middlesbroughin their quest to sign Nottingham Forest star Sammy Ameobi according to Football Insider. Sammy Ameobi has few days left on his current deal at Nottingham Forest and he’s expected to leave the club when the contract expires.
Middlesbroughwere the first club to show interest in the 29-year-old winger. The interest of the midlands club in the player was revealed by the aforementioned media portal last week. He had a loan spell at Boro while he was a Newcastle United player. Sammy Ameobi scored once in nine matches while he was on loan at the club in 2013.Birmingham City have now joined Boro in the free transfer chase for Ameobi Continue reading “BIRMINGHAM TO RIVAL BORO FOR AMEOBI”→
Birmingham City fans were stunned and also delighted with the signing of former hot prospect AlenHalilovic at the end of last year. He signed a short-term deal at the club until this summer having joined on a free transfer.
Birmingham City will be wary of potential clubs that will try to poach their youngsters as the summer transfer window draws nearer. The club have a couple of young talented stars that have come through their ranks in recent times, but the latest one that seems to be making headlines currently is Amari Miller who has been attracting interest from other clubs after being sighted as a potential future star.
A couple of clubs, including Premier League outfit Everton, have been monitoring the young player’s progress in recent weeks and have been planning to make an offer to Birmingham for his potential signing. Birmingham manager Lee Bowyer knows that the latest star to emerge from the club’s talent factory is a target for a handful of clubs and has reiterated his desire to keep hold of him beyond this summer. Continue reading “BIRMINGHAM WANTS TO KEEP EVERTON TARGET”→
Birmingham City manager Lee Bowyer has made it clear that he would love to have Johnnie Jackson join him at the club as his assistant manager, according to a recent report published by London News Online. Bowyer wants Jackson to join him at St. Andrew’s so they could work together in making sure that they help the club witness an upturn in fortunes over the course of their tenure.
Jackson has been appointed as the interim manager on a temporary basis pending when the club will get a permanent candidate who will succeed Bowyer as the hunt continues. Since being appointed as caretaker manager, Jackson has guided his side to just one game so far and he saw his side secure a 3-2 win over Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night in their Championship fixture. However, the result is reportedly not going to automatically confirm his long-term appointment at the club. Continue reading “Birmingham City Looking To Snap Up Charlton Athletic Man”→