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Opinion: Blues bringing in veteran defender is exactly what the club needs this summer

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Just what we need at just the right time.

That’s my main takeaway from the latest transfer reports surrounding Birmingham City.

According to a report from Alan Nixon at The Sun, Blues could potentially be in the market for Danny Fox after he was released by Wigan Athletic following their relegation.

Fox has played under Aitor Karanka before at Nottingham Forest, and at the age of 34, you’d think he’d be more useful as a rotational player rather than disrupting the established centre-back pairing of Harlee Dean and Marc Roberts.

Whilst I have been pretty staunch in my defence for the academy at the club, I think that the club does need to bring in a few extra experienced bodies into the mix at the same time, as this fan on social media puts it you do need that mix of youth and experience in your side, and taking a look at the makeup of our squad right now, we could certainly do with some extra experience in some areas, especially in defence.

What does the first team need more of in your view?

Youth

Youth

Experience

Experience

There will be games next season where we will need to call upon the backups, and each of them play a role. If it’s in the cup games where you want to develop players, you let the young players go and play (say a Geraldo Bajrami or Steve Seddon). If it’s a league game where a first-team player has been suspended or injured, then you call up the experienced one (like Fox).

At the end of the day, this is all really about accumulating bodies to help us in the long-run, and if we can bring them in as cheap as possible (and what’s cheaper than free?), then that makes it even better.

What about you? What do you make of this report surrounding Fox?

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