Finally, the board managed to do something right.
After being among the goals for the U23 side, it looks as if he’s done enough to earn himself another shot at St Andrew’s. Miguel Fernandez has put pen to paper on a new deal at the club, keeping him in B9 until the end of the season.
Given how hesitant they were initially in only offering him a six-month contract when he first signed in the summer, I doubted that they are going to go the whole hog and give him a five-year-deal right away, although I wouldn’t totally haven been against something longer than six-months.
I have been an advocate for a long time that Fernandez should be getting some minutes in the first-team after his performances for the youth side, however I feel that this is a more than fair compromise.
It’s clear to see that he has some talent, and whilst I wouldn’t say that his performances are ‘dominating’ in any way shape or form with the U23 side, he’s incredibly comfortable at that level and you could make the argument that he’s slowly going to outgrow that age group before he hits the official age barrier.
However, a move like this, even if it is for as little as six-months gives them the perfect opportunity just to give him the odd game in the first-team towards the end of the season, when hopefully the Blues can take their foot off the gas a bit because they’re not fighting for anything.
I just hope that he isn’t the only youngster that is being talked about when it comes to a new deal. I’ve spoken before about my love affair for Jack Concannon, and I hope that the Blues bring on as many of the young players as they possibly can.
Should Miguel Fernandez be promoted into the first-team soon?
It might be the only way to bring joy back to St Andrew’s after all the chaos that is going on in the boardroom.