Birmingham City - Lee Clark's Striker Headache
UK time is: 14:03:52
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Lee Clark's Striker Headache

Birmingham will step things up from training level to a more match day feel against Mansfield Town tomorrow, according to Lee Clark is the Birmingham Mail.

Some players will be playing the full 90 minutes, although Clark confirmed that won`t include Donaldson and Thomas; the only two strikers fit enough to take part under the no risk policy.

Clark said the double fitness sessions will be ending on Monday and they will be toning things down and getting on with game preparation as if they would at any stage in the season. Birmingham take on Middlesbrough in just three weeks.

He also revealed Grant Hall will be back in the mix to play on Saturday, as will Packwood; although he still is not back in training.

"The other three will take a little bit longer I would have thought, but I`m not down in the physios` room every day pushing to get them out." The other three being Robinson, Novak and Spector.

Birmingham Boss Clark has also hinted he may look at a new tactical set up on Saturday but admitted only two fit strikers may mean he won`t be able to do it effectively.

It has been a long term ambition of his to play with two strikers up front "with confidence".

"If I go with the two strikers it would mean I would have to mix and match towards the end because neither of them will complete the 90 minutes, so we`ll end up putting somebody on the pitch who is not a striker for the last half-an-hour."

The manager also went on to say that with each week that goes by the pressure mounts on the players to get into his first team for that trip to Middlesbrough. It seems the players are gunning for it though.

All in all, Clark seems very positive about competing this season, as evidenced by him even considering a long term plan for a system in which Blues will deploy. I really like the idea of giving Birmingham a tactical identity.



Read More:

- Remember That Team Birmingham Sent Down

Click Here to sign up for our site, make yourself and your ideas heard in the comments below!

For enquires please send emails Here






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: Christopher Handy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 18 2014

Time: 9:35AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I don't mind two up front, also don't mind giving up the wings to accommodate it, when the strikers are quick and you can go direct. Think we were two slow to have two up front last season, without stretching the pitch with wide men ziggy etc are picked up easily
Iknowmorethanblue
Report Abuse
18/07/2014 09:42:00

We all know what Clark means by that 41212 and it almost sent us down
HappyBlueHarry
Report Abuse
18/07/2014 23:06:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Rowett Has Plenty to Work On (Monday August 3 2015)

A Game of Two Halves (Sunday August 2 2015)

Player Ratings Vs. Leicetser City (Sunday August 2 2015)

Fantasy Football Reminder (Saturday August 1 2015)

Sask's Thoughts On Gray (Saturday August 1 2015)

All About: Rebecca Spencer (Saturday August 1 2015)

Archived Birmingham City Articles

List All Vital Birmingham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Birmingham 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2. Blackburn 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3. Bolton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4. Brentford 0 0 0 0 +0 0
5. Brighton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
6. Bristol City 0 0 0 0 +0 0
7. Burnley 0 0 0 0 +0 0

Birmingham City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Dyche On Duff & Bradford Win
Burnley : 03/08/2015 13:49:00
Nothing Duff About Michael's Testimonial
Burnley : 03/08/2015 13:32:01
Forest End With A Six-Goal Villa Thriller
Forest : 03/08/2015 12:38:00
Friendly - Burton Albion 1 Derby County 3
Derby County : 03/08/2015 12:09:01
Kayal's Albion Aims High
Brighton : 03/08/2015 12:03:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Score Prediction v Reading
Suggested By:  Sask
1-0 win 16%
1-0 defeat 0%
1-1 14%
2-0 win 28%
2-0 defeat 0%
2-2 0%
2-1 win 14%
2-1 defeat 0%
Other 28%