Date: 28th August 2018 at 5:30pm
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Kyle McFarlane scored a hat-trick at the weekend for the under 23s in the 4-2 win over Colchester United.

See the highlights from the game below:

The striker is now 21 years of age and was the development squad’s top goalscorer last campaign. He started this season off pretty well too with four goals in three appearances so far.

Over the past few days, fans on Twitter have been talking up McFarlane’s chances of a first-team breakthrough:

With Isaac Vassell’s injury setback, it could be the perfect time for the forward to be given some chances off the bench. It’s slightly frustrating that we are out of the Carabao Cup as it would have been a good shout to see how he performs in that competition.

He’s certainly been prolific at under 23 level, but can he make the step up? Have you seen enough from him to suggest he has what it takes to become a first team player? Let me know in the poll:

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6 Replies to “‘Get him in the first team’ – 8 Things Birmingham Fans Are Saying After 21 Year Old’s Hat Trick”

  • While I love the enthusiastic clamour to get any young player into the first team however it is a very big step up from u23 level. With the shortage of strike options the likes of Lubala, Bailey and McFarlane will never get a better chance to stake a first team place. The only thing McFarlane can do is keep scoring until Garry Monk takes notice

  • At 21 year’s of age he is no kid.
    If he don’t get a chance now he never will. No harm in putting him on the beach and bringing him on for 15/25. Minutes to go. Don’t think we should be expecting to much from him though. Over expecting would be harmful. KRO

  • As we’ve now lost Vassell for a while. Give McFarlane a chance at least, bring him on for last 10 minutes against QPR and just see what he can do – where’s the harm? Also give Camp another go for the moment, the defence just fell apart when Forest got there first, not just Camps fault, if not then Trueman deserves another chance!

  • Always easy to blame the keeper but the defending was very poor to allow Lolley to have 2 free shots on goal. However a better keeper would’ve saved the first and parried the second one out of play.

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