Have they perhaps given away a little bit more than they intended to?
That was certainly my takeaway from the whole thing.
The Blues yesterday released a statement in which they clarified the position when it comes to players who have been loaned out this season, and the impact that leagues being cancelled had on the players that aren’t at the club for the time being.
In there they pointed out that “Blues will not be able to use Odin Bailey, Charlie Lakin or Josh Dacres-Cogley, if and when the championship season resumes.
But Geraldo Bajrami will be available to Head Coach Pep Clotet.”
And it was a good thing they lined it out this way with simplicity comparing ‘standard’ loans and ‘youth’ loans, because I could very easily have lost track with who can and can’t play for the club in the games coming up, if indeed they are played. However, I do find it intriguing that they pointed out that 20-year-old Bajrami was going to be available for the club, and in a sense I’m also glad as well.
With Blues boss Clotet speaking out in favour of the new substitution rule that is going to come into effect if games resume, combined with his belief in the young talent available at the club, and I think the groundworks have certainly been put in place for the young Albanian defender to get some minutes before the end of the season.
Will Geraldo Bajrami play for the Blues before the end of the 2020/21 season?
If you take a look at the amount of centre-backs in the squad right now, including Bajrami, you could make the argument that he’d be 4th choice out of the options available, providing that you put Wes Harding as cover for right-back, and when you look at it that way, combined with the extra physical toll that the rush of games to end the season will bring, I truly believe that Bajrami will feature in some way by the end of the season, even if it’s a substitute appearance.
What about you? Do you think that Bajrami will feature for the club this season? Or do you think that we’ll have to wait until next season before he becomes prominent?