Luke Turner picks out a key man for Blues’ next fixture…
The season can’t end soon enough for Blues with just one win in our last nine games. We travel to Huddersfield on Saturday looking to build on the result we had at Reading a few weeks ago.
If we are to get any sort of result against David Wagner`s side them I believe that Diego Fabbrini could be key to it.
Since he returned to the club in January, he hasn’t really had too many opportunities to impress due to the form of Jon Toral and has that £1.5m price tag to carry as well.
With Toral looking like he has played his last game for Blues after picking up a hamstring injury, Fabbrini looks set for a run of games following his start on Tuesday.
In the first 25 minutes against Preston, the Italian looked to be back to his best. He was pulling out his usual skills, finding space, moving the ball on quickly and looked really sharp.
He faded after that good little spell but there were some encouraging signs there that could suggest that Fabbrini could turn out to be a decent buy after all.
But, if he is to justify that hefty price tag, then he needs to consistently play well in that number ten role. This needs to start with the few remaining games this season and then he needs to carry it on into the next.
Against The Terriers, Fabbrini might have to be that little bit more clever to make another positive impact. He will have the likes of the experienced midfielder Dean Whitehead on his heals all game so it will be a real test for him.
If we play to his strengths, get him on the half turn and give him options on the ball then Fabbrini could play a key part in attacking Huddersfield and, hopefully, scoring goals.
He looks eager to make a name for himself at Birmingham City so I am sure he would welcome another chance to shine on Saturday and hopefully play a part in a win for Rowett`s side.