UK time is: 02:09:44
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Hughton Backs Butland For Bright Future

Birmingham City boss Chris Hughton has backed young goalkeeper Jack Butland to be pushing for a first team place in the new season.

Butland received a call-up to the England squad for Euro 2012 after third-choice Norwich keeper John Ruddy broke his finger in a training session.

The 19-year-old has yet to break into the Blues first team, but he has done a good job while on loan at Cheltenham Town this season, helping to get them to the league two play-off final.

Now Hughton believes that he will be able to make the step up and stake a claim for first team football next season, especially with West Brom wanting to buy Ben Foster.

He told Birmingham Mail: 'We certainly see a role here for Jack and we certainly see someone who is capable of challenging for the number one spot.

'But that, of course, will be decided around everything else that happens here and the goalkeeping situation.

'We are all aware the situation revolves around Ben Foster and, at this moment, I don't know when that will be resolved.'





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: Foxxy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 27 2012

Time: 12:58PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Robinson: I Want To Play (Thursday August 28 2014)

Clark: Nothing To Be Ashamed Of (Thursday August 28 2014)

Wigan to Lose Key Man (Thursday August 28 2014)

Ticket News: Wigan v Birmingham (Thursday August 28 2014)

Stats: Birmingham v Sunderland (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Sunderland Triumph at St Andrews (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Blues Host Sunderland (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Ticket News: Blues v Sunderland (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Arsenal Could Be Desperate For Zigic (Wednesday August 27 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
13. Brighton 4 2 0 2 1 6
14. Rotherham 4 2 0 2 -1 6
15. Brentford 4 1 2 1 0 5
16. Birmingham 4 1 2 1 -1 5
17. Ipswich 4 1 1 2 -1 4
18. Wigan 4 1 1 2 -1 4
19. Reading 4 1 1 2 -4 4

Breaking League News

Forest's Under 21s Tame The Owls!
Forest : 29/08/2014 00:21:00
Jamie O'Hara Departs Wolves
Wolves : 28/08/2014 22:42:00
Front Page Poll
Blackpool : 28/08/2014 20:53:00
Riga wants four more
Blackpool : 28/08/2014 20:45:00
Why not join Blackpool Vital
Blackpool : 28/08/2014 20:35:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man of the match: Blues v Sunderland
Suggested By:  
Doyle 2%
Eardley 0%
Robinson 16%
Gleeson 0%
Edgar 16%
Hall 0%
Duffy 16%
Caddis 50%
Thomas 0%
Donaldson 0%
Cotteril 0%
Spector 33' 0%
Novak 61' 0%
- 0%