Date: 25th January 2017 at 2:30pm
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A shock piece of transfer news was announced by Birmingham City this morning when it was confirmed that Jack Storer had had his loan at Yeovil Town cut short.

The 19-year-old striker was due to spend the remainder of the season with Town but the deal has been cut short after all parties agreed to end it by mutual consent.

It certainly came as a bit of a surprise to us all here at Vital Birmingham as a loan move away from the club seemed perfect for the teenager as he doesn’t altogether seem ready for Championship football at this moment in time.

However, personal reasons have led to the loan being cut short and it now remains unclear as to whether Storer will spend the remainder of the season with Blues’ under 23’s or the first team.

Because he has played for both Blues and Yeovil, Storer cannot be sent out on another loan so Gianfranco Zola may well seek to utilise the young striker.

Personally, I believe that Blues are still in desperate need of another striker who can produce something for us off the bench because that is something we have been lacking in recent weeks.

At home, Storer may well be the man to do that because he is seen as the ‘peoples striker’ but away from home he may become a little intimidated which isn’t what Blues or Zola need.

The lack of an experienced Championship striker on our bench is something that does worry me. I know Clayton Donaldson is coming back from injury at the start of next month but you have to consider what might happen if the Jamaican picks up another injury.

Donaldson, 32, has had two injuries so far this season and if he were to pick up another long-term one, I believe that he may look at retiring despite being a fantastic professional.

Blues need somebody who has experience at Championship level and is still only 24, 25 or 26. I know that might be hard to find in the current market but if Zola does his scouting right then there will always be a player out there who can do a job for us.

Birmingham City fans, do you agree that the club still needs another striker or do you think we could be done in the transfer market now? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!

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7 Replies to “Gianfranco Zola still needs a striker despite Storer return”

  • Give jake storer a chance. I don’t think we will get a stricker now. And storer is a die hard blue noise. Let him play see wot happens. But play him up front with the juke. It mit just work.

  • Zola has done well with the signings he has made but as said before we always pull up short of a proven striker so never quite get there …for me : NOTHING LEARNED……NOTHING CHANGED

  • If we are looking to Storer for another attacking option,then that shows you how far we have come during the transfer window. Two full backs,Gardner and Frei may be ok but with Donaldson edging nearer the end of his playing days and Adams not fulfilling much then we are at the wrong end of our ambitions compared to our play off rivals. Good intentions by TTA in exiting Rowett has backfired big time and sometimes this happens but for pride all round let’s not talk up Storer as we may as well sit on the same settee as Rotherham and Burton.

  • I am not sure that Rowett would have gone for a proven striker Brooklyn as there ain’t that many around of the quality we need with the money we have to spend and he was little too defensive that way anyway …But I was hoping for a promising young star from abroad .Where players are cheaper …

  • My thinking too Rob. Personal reasons being what? Not for one moment do I think Zola has brought him back to join the first team squad. I expect more to be revealed at some stage but have half a mind on him playing up and getting booted or wanting to leave because he wasn’t getting any games or missing his mum lol

  • Lets not panic buy, getting a striker is very difficult. We should wait until the summer when the dust has settled from these new signings. Jack can play a role for now, maybe being around the first team will help mature his mental side of the game.

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