Opinion: Three players who could exit St. Andrews
Rob Wildey discusses three players he thinks could exit St. Andrews in the near future.
The Welsh winger has played his way back into first team contention on a few occasions, firstly under Harry Redknapp then current manager Steve Cotterill. But the 29 year-old has struggled to hold down a place and long gone are the days he was indispensable.
Cotterill may not be a spring chicken but he still has plenty left in the tank and would make a decent acquisition for a club in need of a wide player with the ability to cross a decent ball.
However, with Jeremie Boga`s long overdue rise to stardom at Blues, Cotterill finds himself slipping further down the pecking order.
Nsue was drafted in by former boss Gianfranco Zola last January and has already chalked up 34 appearances for Blues. Yet he seemed to be out of the manager`s thinking until Maxime Colin`s recent injury.
With Josh Dacres-Cogley still developing at the club and loanee Carl Jenkinson stepping up his rehabilitation after a long-term injury, Nsue could find himself surplus to requirements either in January or next summer.
Although he has a decent attacking brain, the 28 year-old often struggles defensively. His one saving grace could be the switch in shape to adopt wing backs - his preferred position. But when Colin returns from his lay-off, Nsue will be playing second fiddle.
The former Blackburn midfielder was a free transfer, signed by Harry Redknapp in the summer transfer window. After making two appearances for Blues his third was ended prematurely through injury during the 3-1 defeat to Preston at St. Andrews - Redknapp`s last game in charge.
Since then, Lowe has been recovering from his injury but there is a feeling around Wast Hills that Cotterill doesn`t fancy the 26 year-old who, even if fit, has five central midfielders ahead of him in the pecking order.