Date: 29th July 2019 at 10:00am
Written by: Mark Day

What a way to come crashing back down to earth.

After the glorious high that was Friday night and the arrival of Ivan Sunjic, things didn’t go quite so well the next day. Birmingham City found themselves on the wrong end of a 4-0 scoreline against Brighton & Hove Albion in their final pre-season friendly before facing Brentford on Saturday.

Speaking after the Blues’ disappointing display, boss Pep Clotet’s main focus was on two areas; the team’s performances both on the day and during the summer as a whole and how he intends to attack the remaining days of the transfer market.

“We were having a good preseason and good results, and the fact we got that result doesn’t leave us in a good place, but it was a very good test.”

“The squad is still a little bit thin, and it’s important to use those final days in the window to try to strengthen and bring the targets that we identified.”

The reaction to those comments were, let’s just say, mixed. Whilst some got the sense that something positive was brewing at the club, there were also those who maintained that something positive could only be achieved if the board pulled their finger out in the last few days of the transfer window.

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