I guess we can call today’s decision a bit of a landmark moment for Pep Clotet.
Club captain Harlee Dean is set to come back from his three-game suspension against Millwall, and there’s been some discussions about whether or not he’ll be going straight into the team. Indeed the Blues boss said ahead of the game that:
“The fact he (Dean) is the captain does not guarantee him a spot in the team.”
Will he have the fortitude to keep the captain out of the team for his much younger counterpart, or will he keep with the current setup and make him earn his place back, waiting for someone like Jake Clarke-Salter or Marc Roberts to make a mistake.
That’s how most Birmingham fans think Clotet should handle things. When @Blues_HQ posed the question to fans on social media, they seemed to think that Dean shouldn’t be put into the team straight away.
Salter has done well and deserves a place but i also feel that harlee is a good leader and captain… im torn
— matthew voyce (@VoyceMatthew) November 29, 2019
Nope but Dean can play Holding midfield if needed
— Dan Davis (@theDubbleD) November 29, 2019
Play them both… 45 mins each seems fair and get the 3 points!!!!
— Hayley (@hayley_hjf1981) November 29, 2019
No he’s got to earn his way back into the side like everyone else has to! JCS has been playing well so why should he be dropped
— Matt Chance (@_chancey_) November 29, 2019
— Bernadette Sanders (@Bernade28266698) November 29, 2019
No he needs to earn it back
— Mick (@mickbcfc1975) November 29, 2019
Absolutely not. Dean hasn’t exactly been great this season and JCS has done nothing wrong
— Chattatollah 1875 (@Chattatollah) November 29, 2019
No jcs has earned to keep his place in the side done nothing wrong why drop him make Colin or Sunjic captain 💙👍
— Alan Elwell (@elwell_alan) November 29, 2019
For me yes, We’ve missed his forward press and that was evident on Wednesday. Need our captain back. Not to say JCS hasn’t done well and if robbo wasn’t such a hero we wouldn’t be having this conversation. I’d almost be tempted to play all three and let max and peds have fun
— Ben Mountford (@Benjfordays) November 29, 2019
Should Jake Clarke-Salter be more prominent in the first team?
Now we wait to see what Clotet makes of the whole thing. Roll on 3 o’clock.