Opinion: Blues are well on their way
After a very eventful Monday, with three signings being announced in one day, I now fully believe that Birmingham City are heading in the direction that Harry Redknapp has been talking about since he took over as manager.
The 70-year-old secured three loan signings yesterday in the shape of Arsenal duo Carl Jenkinson and Cohen Brammall, as well as Southampton striker Sam Gallagher.
All three signed on season-long loan deals and they were just the start of what is expected to be a very busy week in terms of transfers for Blues.
Expected to follow those three through the door are Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing, Oxford United man Marvin Johnson and Torino midfielder Afriyie Acquah.
Powerhouse Acquah is expected to be the clubs new record signing, with a fee of €9 million being thrown around and Redknapp seems very excited to get him on board.
With a potential of six, maybe even seven, new players joining the club this week, Blues are well on their way go being a club that can challenge for a place in the top six.
Yes we may not have spent £10 million on a striker like everybody wanted us to but we have gone out and spent money on players that will improve the squad.
With so many players coming in, it is now time for some of the so called dead wood to be cleared out.
As Jenkinson can play at centre back, Ryan Shotton can now complete his £3 million move to Boro.
Midfielders Stephen Gleeson and Robert Tesche are expected to be moved on, with League One side Portsmouth reportedly being interested in Gleeson.
And with Downing and Johnson coming in, it could spell the end at Blues for David Cotterill.
But with all this transfer movement, Redknapp has got to get his new boys to gel quickly, something which I believe he will be able to do and I now think results will start to pick up in the league, starting with Reading on Saturday.
Blues fans, do you agree with the editor? Are Blues now heading in the right direction? Let us know in the comment section down below!