Date: 2nd September 2015 at 1:16am
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The transfer window is now closed and many Birmingham City fans will more than likely be happy with the business that the club has done over the past two months.

Some of the best business that was done by the club and manager Gary Rowett was keeping hold of so many stars.

Over the course of the summer, Blues managed to offer new contracts to a massive seven first team players, which has ensured that the club has a foundation to build on.

First team stars Demarai Gray, Clayton Donaldson, Stephen Gleeson, Paul Caddis, Jonathan Grounds, David Cotterill and Andy Shinnie have all signed new deals which will keep them with the Blues for at least another two, potentially three years.

Resigning all of those players is arguably the best bit of business by the club as it allows Rowett to build on what he started to do last season and that was improve the way the squad plays football.

Judging by the performances already this season, those new deals have already started to breath life into the football that is being played, especially by the likes of Stephen Gleeson, who was recently named Player of the Month by myself.

In amongst all of those new deals, there were some new faces that were added to the Birmingham City squad.

Following the departures of goalkeeping duo Darren Randolph and Colin Doyle, Rowett acted quickly to make sure experience was brought in to replace the pair.

Tomasz Kuszczak and Adam Legzdins were both brought in and the pair were immediately set the task of fighting it out for the number one position, of which Kuszczak seems to have claimed thanks to some outstanding performances during the opening weeks of the season.

As well as the two keepers who were signed, former Burton Albion boss Rowett also added four outfield players to his ranks.

The first through the door was a former player of his, Jacques Maghoma. The released Sheffield Wednesday wide man arrived at St.Andrews back in June.

Following on from the arrival of Maghoma, Maikel Kieftenbeld (£180,000), Jon Toral (Season long loan) and Nicolai Brock-Madsen (£500,000) were all added to strengthen the squad.

Despite there being six incomings, there were also plenty of players heading for the door.

On deadline day, third choice goalkeeper Nick Townsend secured a permanent move to league one side Barnsley and striker Wes Thomas was loaned to Swindon Town for six months.

Prior to their departures, the likes of Callum Reilly, Gavin Gunning, Matt Green, Olly Lee, Will Packwood, Nikola Zigic and Amari’i Bell were all released back in June and they were told to find new clubs.

Unlike those who were told that they no longer had a future with the club, there were a handful who were told that it might be best if they go out on loan for the season in order for them to get first team action.

Joining Wes Thomas on the loan list heading out of St.Andrews are Denny Johnstone (Morton), Lee Novak (Chesterfield), Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) and David Edgar (Sheffield United).

All in all, the 2015 summer transfer window has been one that Blues fans will look back on as the one that started the beginning of a change at the club and the continuation of the Rowett Revolution.

For only the fourth and fifth time in three years the club actually spent a substantial amount of money on two players, which can only mean that the club are heading in the right direction.

Blues fans, what have you made of the clubs summer deals? Are you happy with who Rowett and his team have brought in? Are you happy with who they have let go? Let us know in the comment section down below!

 
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