Date: 6th June 2017 at 3:39pm
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It was reported earlier today that Birmingham City striker Nicolai Brock-Madsen is keen to give his St. Andrew`s career another go and is targeting pre-season as the time to impress Harry Redknapp.

Brock-Madsen spent the season on loan at Eredivisie side PEC Zwolle, scoring seven times in 24 league appearances after an impressive second half of the campaign.

The 24-year-old will now return to Blues where he has so far struggled after appearing just six times in the Championship since Gary Rowett signed him in the summer of 2015.

The fact that Brock-Madsen wants to come back to Blues and prove his point is something that impresses me as that’s just the sort of mentality he needs to succeed at the club.

It was always going to take some time to adapt to the English game and maybe going out on loan last season was the right thing for him.

He may come back a more confident player who has matured somewhat during that season-long loan spell in Holland.

Rowett spent a fair amount of money on Brock-Madsen and we`re still yet to see anything in return so I do think that it’s fair he’s given the opportunity to prove himself.

The worry I have with him is that I don’t think he`ll ever be the first choice striker at Blues and he may be too similar to Clayton Donaldson and Lukas Jutkiewicz.

What he needs to show Redknapp is that he has similar qualities to those two but also has the ability to provide us with something different that can benefit us.

His style of play may well be effective in countries where he has previously played but in the nitty gritty of the Championship, he may still struggle to adapt.

However, I do think it’s only right that he’s given the opportunity to show what he can do and, who knows, he may catch the eye of Redknapp and be given a chance next season.

 
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3 Replies to “Opinion: Brock-Madsen deserves another chance at Blues”

  • I actually agree with the writer of this article. Let Harry have a good look at him before making a decision to get rid. Who knows we may not need to shell out big bucks for a new striker if we already have one in our midsts. Under GR he had to play as a lone striker maybe with a bit more creativity and pace around him we may see a different player.

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