Date: 28th May 2017 at 3:31pm
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It is a well known fact that Birmingham City are missing a pacey striker who is an out and out forward, rather than somebody who sits off the likes of Lukas Jutkiewicz and Clayton Donaldson.

Towards the end of the season, we saw Che Adams pushed further forward, which I think we will see once again next season, but Blues could always do with having another pacey goal poacher in the team, even if they are to come off the bench.

A source close to Vital Birmingham told me personally that Adams was really looking to kick on next season under Redknapp after he was given assurances that he wouldn’t be played out wide or deeper than he is used to, so we could be seeing more goals from Adams next year.

But, with all that in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to assess someone who could fit the bill for the pacey striker to come off the bench or start when we need them to and that is why I chose to look at Queens Park Rangers striker Conor Washington.

The 25-year-old still has two years left on his contract with the London based club but with the Hoops looking to invest once again this summer, the striker could be moved on.

Washington played 45 games for QPR last season, finding the back of the net nine times as they finished 18th in the Championship, just one place above Blues due to a better goal difference.

QPR signed Washington from Peterborough in January 2016 for a fee believed to be in the region of £2.5 million and after a shaky start to life in the capital, he has really settled into his stride this year as a Championship striker, which is something that may interest Redknapp.

Although most Blues fans wouldn’t associate Washington with being a big name signing, if the club could get him for around £2 million, or even the price QPR paid for him originally, then I would see it as a good buy because he still has plenty of room to improve and the draw of working with Redknapp could work in our favour.

Blues fans, would you like to see the club make a move for Conor Washington this summer? Is he the sort of player that we are missing at the moment? Let us know in the comment section down below!

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