Date: 12th August 2019 at 7:00pm
Written by: Mark Day

As debuts go, I think this one can go down as pretty successful.

Whilst it wasn’t a victory, it wasn’t a loss either, so at least he didn’t start off on a disastrous note.

After his, less than straight forward move from Valencia in the final stages of the transfer window, Fran Villalba made his debut in front of the St Andrew’s faithful on Saturday and fit in seamlessly.

His manager was full of praise for him, after the match Pep Clotet spoke to and said:

“He was very good and understood well what we were asking from him. We wanted him to develop a defensive role on that wing, but as well try to transfer what we’re looking to create in the midfield area… he did very well in everything related to the game. He’s the type of footballer who can play in tight areas and he can think very quickly and find spaces and attacks with his passes. He is a strong character and he was desperate to play today, and he really wants to succeed here.”

But what did Blues fans make of the Spaniard’s first appearance?

Although he didn’t make an impact on the scoresheet, he certainly looks to have made one on the supporters. He needs to be careful, if he keeps impressing like this, Valencia may want him back. So let’s hope he can tone it down a bit, not too much though.

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