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Birmingham City: The rise of Ronan Hale

Birmingham City: The rise of Ronan Hale

Ronan Hale`s rise through the international scene is a positive thing for Birmingham City. The 18-year-old striker is highly rated at the club and his involvement for the Republic of Ireland U21`s should help him propel himself into the first team picture at St. Andrews.

Hale has been part of an Ireland training camp which involved a friendly against Drogheda United. He scored Ireland`s goal in the 2-1 defeat which capped an impressive season for the Belfast-born goal scorer.

Blues manager Harry Redknapp is well aware of Hale`s progress and plans to give him a taste of the first team during pre-season. Redknapp`s predecessor, Gianfranco Zola, had earmarked Hale for a place on the substitute`s bench towards the end of the season 'once safety is secured`. However, Blues continued to falter which led to Zola`s eventual resignation.

Several clubs were vying for Hale`s services prior to him joining Blues and his brother, Rory, is part of Aston Villa`s youth set-up.

Blues academy coach, Steve Spooner, described Hale as 'deadly`.

There is a real belief inside Wast Hills that Hale could soon force his way into the senior squad. And, considering Blues` goal scoring problems last season,that will be music to the ears of everyone at the club.

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

Writer:Rob Wildey
Date:Wednesday May 17 2017
Time: 11:37AM


We must find every way possible to secure Ronan's future at Stan's ...As the likes of Ronan is the clubs future .....NO if's and buts ....Kro
David Village
17/05/2017 12:08:00
David.Harry will not let anything good slip through.Hale sounds like a gem.
17/05/2017 12:17:00
Viv could be a good player but things do not appear right somehow. Again,full trust in Harry. etc.
17/05/2017 12:19:00
Hale should be eased in too the first team he should be given 20m'' a game when possible. And a new long term contract to reflect his vale.
17/05/2017 17:52:00
Rory has been released by villa
Ijaz H
17/05/2017 20:22:00
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