Date: 16th January 2017 at 12:34pm
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On Saturday Birmingham City were largely frustrated by Nottingham Forest in front of gaol and with just Lukas Jutkiewicz and Che Adams as recognised strikers in the squad, it is no wonder why Blues are being cut off so easily.

As Gianfranco Zola gets a further feel for his squad, the need for another striker who can make an impact off the bench is becoming more and more crucial.

Against Forest, Blues just couldn’t break them down and even though the ball went into the back of the net at one point, it was offside and that summed up the day for the 11 who were on the pitch.

The lack of a recognised striker on the bench is something that is quite worrying because if both Adams and Jutkiewicz get injured, Blues are left up the creek without a paddle and in the Championship that isn’t something that you want to happen.

If you look at the teams around us they all have options available to them all over the shop and Blues really need to strengthen if they want to pick up the points needed to get them back in contention for a place in the play-offs.

Despite Jutkiewicz scoring nine goals in all competitions this season, Blues need somebody who can get the ball in the back of the net every game or at least every other game.

I am not taking anything away from the former Burnley striker, that is not what I am getting at, but Blues have to find another dimension to their play if they want to continue to progress under Zola.

The Italian has insisted that the club are still very much in the market and that they are working hard to get things over the line but they have to be at the right price but in todays market, I will be very impressed if they get another deal like they have for recent signing Craig Gardner.

For me, if Blues only signed two more players in the January transfer window which I am told is their intended amount, then I would really like to see us bring in another quality striker and a left back.

I couldn’t care whether Blues and Zola spent £5 million on a striker or £500,000, as long as the ball goes in the back of the net I really don’t mind, but Zola needs to find a solution and fast otherwise his reign as Birmingham City manager might not last as long as he wants it to.

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