I thought I was done with this when Connal Trueman was finally given his run in the first team.
But it looks as if we’re going to have to take another look at the Birmingham City goalkeeping position, and whether or not we’re in the process of putting a third man between the sticks this season.
A debate on Facebook (via FootballLeagueWorld) has prompted a number of Blues fans to debate whether or not Trueman is indeed up to the task, possibly coming in the aftermath of conceding five goals in the game on Sunday.
As Brian Dick pointed out, Moha Ramos was spotted warming up with the first-team goalkeepers ahead of the game against Leeds United. Whether or not this was just as a way of him ‘getting ready’ for the upcoming FA Cup game against Blackburn Rovers (which given the way he treated the League Cup you’d expect a few ‘fringe’ players to make an appearance) or if this is the start of a ‘long-term’ plan, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Personally, I hope that it is simply the former.
I have been very vocal this season about giving Ramos a chance, and the FA Cup game would be a great way to ‘showcase his talents’ as it were, without really threatening Trueman’s place in the team. Unless of course he goes and puts in a 10/10 display that makes everyone think again, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.
I think that it is far too early to start talking about Trueman being dropped from the side. The reason I was so vocal about dropping Lee Camp was because of the amount of errors he made, and Trueman hasn’t don’t anything so far to convince me that he deserves to be dropped. So let’s just keep things as they are for the time being, and only make the changes when something disastrous rears its head.
What does the first team need more of in your view?
Can we at least agree on that?