Date: 1st May 2017 at 3:18pm
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Birmingham City are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week’s action.

The performance by Craig Gardner in the two nil victory over Huddersfield Town at the weekend at St Andrew’s Stadium was enough to earn them a place in the side alongside the other most impressive performers in the Football League pyramid.

I think we’ll already know ourselves, and not just based on the latest performance, why Gardner was selected as part of the team but explaining the choice – the FL blurb read.

‘Birmingham took a huge step towards Sky Bet Championship safety courtesy of a 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town, and Gardner was a stand-out performer. His cross led to the opener for the 10-man Blues, and he wrapped up the points from the penalty spot to give Harry Redknapp his first win in charge.’

It’s always good to see the club represented in this way, and well played to Gardner for his recognition, but the most important thing about the weekend was of course the points.

Full Team:

Connor Ripley (Oldham Athletic), Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers), Aden Flint (Bristol City), David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers), Christian Burgess (Portsmouth), Jake Taylor (Exeter City), Shane Ferguson (Millwall), Craig Gardner (Birmingham City), Curtis Weston (Barnet), Nicky Adams (Carlisle United), Harvey Barnes (MK Dons).

Manager – Nathan Jones (Luton Town).

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6 Replies to “Gardner In Team Of The Week (1/5/17)”

  • The old Gard does it again ..blues do well against the better teams with this typeof raiding football ..that is probably why Wagner did a big change to his team , and with 78 percent possession it could have come off.

  • Brum has one more match to win and with the best away fans this is gonna be a humdinger ….the power is back …..

  • Meanwhile on the whining of Blackburn and Forest the EFL is considering fining Huddersfield for fielding a ‘weakened’ team which affected the integrity of the competition. I thought they were quite competitive myself unlike the pathetic villa who looked like they threw the game. I may be missing something but I thought it was about a squad of 24 players you registered at the start of the season and the manager could play them in any order he chose.

  • Ijaz.quite right. Bigger picture now is to get our team balance sorted for Bristol. They have good strikers-we don’t. Hope we don’t hang on goalless too long in this game-must show some cutting edge from someone-Maghoma owes us a goal or two.

  • How can the football league determine Huddersfield’s strongest 11 They have a large rotational squad.
    Wagner has implied this system all season. So the FA should Define “weakened”. As they are all declared squad players who have all been selected in starting line up on other games only 0ne player had played les than 10 games this season and that was the goalkeeper who as now played 9. The starting 11 on Saturday was the same starting 11 that and also played against Manchester City in the FA Cup recently, when they drew 0-0 – so they do have pedigree. It’s not like he put out a youth team U23. So what is the point in having a 25 man squad, for example, if you can’t rotate your players? Forest & Blackburn should not be asking other teams to do it for them, they have to do it for their selves.
    villa throwing their game is more controversial than this.

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