I’m starting to notice something of a trend when it comes to our targets for the goalkeeper position.
If you take a look at the players that we have been linked to in the past few weeks and months, whether it be Seny Dieng, Wes Foderingham and more recently Karl Darlow, we are looking for goalkeepers who are in their mid to late twenties, and have got plenty of experience under their belts.
As I said yesterday when it came to the talk about Darlow, but you can extrapolate it across the other targets as well those are the perfect people we need to be targeting to take the number one spot at the club, I can’t fault them for going down that road.
However, with all the talk surrounding who is going to be our number one, there hasn’t been a lot of movement when it comes to who is going to be the backup, and that’s something that is starting to worry me.
How many goalkeepers will Blues sign this summer?
At the moment, assuming we do bring in someone of that ilk to start (not exactly those names though with Dieng set to be offered a new deal at QPR and Foderingham making a move to Sheffield United), the only option that the club have to back them up is Zach Jeacock, who as things stand will be going into next season as our first-choice stopper, and whilst I’m in favour of young players getting chances, that would be taking things just a step too far.
So whilst the club do their due diligence on who will be our number one next season, they need to spend just as much time thinking about who will be there to back them up in case of injury, suspension, or as Lee Camp showed us last season, bad form.