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Allowing these two players to leave is smart business

Allowing these two players to leave is smart business

In the summer, Birmingham City attracted the most attention in the transfer market than they have for years. Whether that was because Harry Redknapp was in charge or just because we had more money to spend remains to be questioned.

Despite having a 'warchest' of money to spend, Redknapp also utilised the loan market very well bringing in the likes of Sam Gallagher from Southampton and Jeremie Boga from Chelsea, but not all loans work out like those two have,

An example of this would be the loan signings of Arsenal due Carl Jenkinson and Cohen Bramall.

25-year-old Jenkinson arrived at Blues as part of a double deal involving his Gunners team-mate Bramall and there were high hopes for the right back.

However, during his debut against Reading, a game that Blues went onto lose, he suffered a dislocated shoulder and has now been injured for four months.

Although he is rumoured to be close to being back to full fitness, it is unlikely that he will now be able to budge the confident Maxime Colin from the right full back spot.

On the opposite side, 21-year-old Bramall has made just three appearances for Blues this season, two in the league and one in the Carabao Cup, all three of which have ended in defeat.

Again, Bramall came to Blues highly regarded by those at Arsenal, and even though we have seen glimpses of what he is capable of, he hasn't be able to knock Jonathan Grounds out of the team because the former Oldham Athletic left back has been superb this season.

With chances limited for the pair, manager Steve Cotterill is now considering sending the duo back down south, back to their parent club and I think this could turn out to be a very smart piece of business from the former Bristol City boss.

Blues are looking into the loan market as we speak but have limited availability as to what they are able to bring in due to rules and regulations so with two less loanees on the books it means that Cotterill is able to look for better quality players.

Personally I feel as though sending Jenkinson and Bramall back to Arsenal may well turn out to be one of the best pieces of business that the club do in January if it does happen.

Blues fans, do you agree? Would you send the pair back to the Premier League side? Let us know in the comment section down below!

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Writer:Tom Heslop
Date:Friday January 5 2018
Time: 11:25AM


Blues have just been through a great upheaval with all the changes in staff , and it has took half a season to get a team playing together , I have to admit this team of ours shows some quality but lacks that extra fire power so that blues win when they have no right to win ...but because of the lack of points we have to go for broke to survive ,,I have no doubt we can do it if we get goalmaker and goalscorer ..but the board has to realise that buying better for the first eleven is needed not buying for to keep the fans mouths closed won't work ...COME ON THE BOARD ..THEY WHO DARE ...WINS ..
David Village
05/01/2018 13:17:00
In the position we are in it's going to be very very tough to attract the kind of players we need,anyone potentially coming to the Club will know it could only be for a matter of months depending upon if we can survive.Where do we find a goalscorer from who is willing to commit to the Blues and that's exactly what we need,someone who can find the net on a regular basis.I don't know the answers however that's why we have a manager and he has my backing ( for now ) KRO
Le Hane
05/01/2018 19:14:00
Send Jenkinson back but keep Bramall. At RB we have Colin, Nsue, Cogley and Harding. At LB we have Grounds. Unless we are bringing Keita back we have no cover.
Ijaz H
06/01/2018 13:47:00
with the news of Nsue leaving and Cogley not seeming favoured, I think we need to keep at least one of them as cover. Colin and Grounds starters with Jenkinson cover, when fit. However until we have replacements lined up, no point letting anyone go back
08/01/2018 12:51:00
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