UK time is: 09:21:57
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Bruce Asks For Patience With Jerome

Steve Bruce has called for fans to be patient with new striker Cameron Jerome.

Following a few awful misses in pre season so far, Bruce has stressed that the player is not the finished article and that he will need time.

Jerome, 19, has only had one full season of league football, albeit scoring 20 goals last season.

'I am delighted with the addition of Cameron Jerome, yes, he has missed a few chances, and it might look a bit horrible at times when one goes off his foot the wrong way, but we knew that when we took him.

'He's a 19-year-old boy really. We hope that we can nurture him and improve him, the raw talent is there.

'There is no question in my mind that he will score goals at this level. And what I like about him is that he keeps coming back for more even if he has missed a chance.

'He's someone we have needed, someone with pace and power to maraud in behind defences. We've seen him do that so far in pre-season and opponents have found him a real handful.

'His energy and youthful exuberance is refreshing and, like a lot of the players we have in the squad now, there is a real desire from him to do well.

'We built a team before on all-energy and all-action and we're determined to go down that route again.'

Jerome has no trouble either getting back into the positions to score, or talking about his misses:

'I had a golden opportunity and, no, I don't make a habit of missing them!

'I knew the 'keeper was going to spill Jermaine Pennant's shot, I managed to get on to it and when the defender came out in front of me I made myself an angle.

'The keeper was getting up off his feet so I went high - too high - and I knocked it over. It's best to get misses like that out of the way in pre-season. I'm like any striker, they don't affect me, I keep going and try to score the next time - which is what I did.'

I don't mind if he misses ten chances, as long as he puts one in ten away!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 13 2006

Time: 2:11PM

Your Comments

He'll turn out to be a very good signing and he has the ability to do it in the Prem too. Might be a bit phased with the price tag as he's only young
DougInABox
i think he will bang in the goals left right and centre and about time we needed someone that can score!!!
cj_bcfc
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Birmingham City Articles

An Evening with Gary Rowett (Thursday November 27 2014)

Birmingham Trying to Recruit Today (Thursday November 27 2014)

Vote: Birmingham Take on Forest (Thursday November 27 2014)

Trueman Joins Leamington On Loan (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Man of the Match: Demarai Gray (Wednesday November 26 2014)

BIHL Bid to Block Payments (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Watch: Birmingham Fans at Rotherham (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Birmingham Board to be Decided (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Forest Over Dip in Form (Wednesday November 26 2014)

Loan Watch (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Archived Birmingham City Articles

List All Vital Birmingham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Leeds Utd 18 5 5 8 -5 20
17. Fulham 18 5 4 9 -5 19
18. Millwall 18 4 7 7 -5 19
19. Birmingham 18 4 7 7 -14 19
20. Brighton 18 3 9 6 -3 18
21. Rotherham 18 4 6 8 -10 18
22. Wigan 18 3 8 7 -4 17

Breaking League News

RUFC - Head-to-Head v Blackpool
Rotherham : 27/11/2014 09:17:00
RUFC - Saturday - A Must Win Game
Rotherham : 27/11/2014 09:13:00
Latics Hero Ben Watson Back In Action
Wigan : 27/11/2014 08:53:00
The Inside Story Of The AGM (Part One)
Norwich : 27/11/2014 07:34:00
LUFC On This Day - November 27th
Leeds Utd : 27/11/2014 07:07:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Birmingham v Nottingham Forest
Suggested By:  
Home win 24%
Draw 22%
Away win 54%