It might be looking well into the future, but let’s face it, there’s not a lot of stuff we can talk about going on in the present, so we might as well.
A few days ago, Brian Dick wrote a piece for Birmingham Live detailing Josh McEachran and his road to recovery after he suffered a terrible injury in our F.A Cup game against Coventry City back at the start of February.
It was just a tough moment in and of itself, but when you consider how long it took the club to actually sign him, from when he arrived on trial to the day he actually put pen to paper on the deal, something I was highly critical of the club for taking so long over, it made the moment seem somewhat additionally cruel.
My question to you though, is does he have a chance of getting back into the team once he recovers fully from his injury, whenever that may be?
Will we miss McEachran in the grand scheme of things?
If you take a look at the options available to us in central midfield, it’s a pretty congested space. Even if you do account for the potential departure of Jude Bellingham, you’ve still got the likes of Ivan Sunjic, Gary Gardner, Maikel Kieftenbeld and even Dan Crowley to contend with. That’s before you consider the potential young players that could make a breakthrough as well.
If we get ourselves into a groove next season and are performing well, it would be hard for him to make his way into the team once everyone is settled down.
Is it simply a case of us cutting our losses and perhaps selling him on whilst we can still get some value for him? Or do we extend his contract and give him another chance to prove himself with us?
Let me know what you think.