Date: 13th April 2016 at 8:44am
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JAMES VAUGHAN

James Vaughan is on loan for his second spell at St. Andrew`s but has agreed a deal to keep him at Blues on a permanent basis from next season. The 27 year-old striker has failed to register a goal in his 14 appearances, but most of these have been from the substitutes bench.

Vaughan possesses a lot of pace which is a key element missing from Blues` attacking play. There is a general feeling around Wast Hills that Vaughan can thrive next season after getting a full pre-season under his belt.

DIEGO FABBRINI

The Italian playmaker has had a mixed start to his second St. Andrew`s spell. After signing for £1.5m from Watford in January, Fabbrini has struggled to break into the first team on a regular basis. His fate isn`t helped by the form of Arsenal loanee Jon Toral.

Evidently, Gary Rowett has signed Fabbrini with an eye on next season. Toral is expected to return to Arsenal leaving the ‘number ten` role available. To sign Fabbrini on a permanent deal, Rowett had to act when he did as there was several other clubs sniffing around.

The 25 year-old has ability in abundance and, if he can stay fit and focused, will be a huge asset to Blues.

VIV SOLOMON-OTABOR

Blues` young winger is highly rated at St. Andrew`s. People assume that Solomon-Otabor was a replacement for Demarai Gray who was sold to Leicester City in January. But Solomon-Otabor has a contrasting style of play and is being managed carefully by Rowett.

At 20 years of age, Viv is at the stage of his development where he needs to be steaking a claim for a regular first team berth. He has the capabilities to match his pace and work rate so, should he start fulfilling his potential, Blues could have a top player on their books.


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