The club released a video of Kristian Pedersen delivering a message to fans after signing for the club.
The Danish defender ended his message to the supporters with “Keep Right On”:
“Keep Right On ????”
— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) June 25, 2018
The words immediately endeared him to a number of fans on Twitter:
What a legend
— Daniel Scott (@silentghost578) 25 June 2018
Love him already
— #WokenSeanPrice (@s3anABprice) 25 June 2018
Quality signing and good to see us spending, but sensibly and wisely.
— Speculate2Accumulate (@sp2a) 25 June 2018
GIVE HIM THE ARMBAND NOW
— Rich. (@RichJ_Moore90) 25 June 2018
Welcome fella. Here’s to many successes for you and next stop title for us and Denmark squad for you. KRO
— Tiltonboy (@mr_man34) 25 June 2018
Legend already KRO fella
— Paul Jeffries (@PaulJeffries17) 25 June 2018
Good buy I think.
— Tony (@CornishRandalls) 26 June 2018
Are we signing players that look like Mr monk. Will we have a team of mini monks
— andy hunter (@Andyh72) 27 June 2018
Absolute quality mate. You have only been here 5 minutes and you have endeared yourself to us
— Blues Forever (@ahawkins628) 25 June 2018
Instantly a huge hit my mukka KRO
— Matt Jones (@Matt__Jones___) 25 June 2018
I haven’t seen Pedersen play so hopefully he has what it takes to make it in the Championship. He has certainly started off on the right foot with a good first interview where he stated he’s ready for the physicality of the Championship.
He says he is prepared to put in a tackle or two, and from what I can gather, his stature and physique will mean he should be well prepared for the rigours of English football.
Jonathan Grounds may have been an unspectacular full-back but he was solid, for the most part, on the left-hand side of defence, and hopefully, the former Danish Under 21 international can prove to be a consistent performer as his replacement.