Date: 7th April 2020 at 8:00am
Written by: Mark Day

It’s certainly slipped under the radar.

Whilst a lot of talk these past few weeks ahead of the summer transfer window has been about whether or not the Blues will be able to keep hold of loan man Scott Hogan, there is one area that hasn’t really been talked about as much.

If you take a look at the makeup of our centre-back room at the moment, we’ve only got three first-team defenders that are at the very least, in position to be here next season; captain Harlee Dean, Marc Roberts and Wes Harding all of whom have contracts that will see them stay at the Blues through the summer, barring of course them being sold on.

Galrado Bajrami has a contract through to the end of the 2021 season, but having spent this past month or so at Solihull Moors, it might be too soon to rely on him to be a regular in the first-team just yet.

However, there is one man that is in a little bit of the wilderness when it comes to his future at St Andrew’s, and that’s Jake Clarke-Salter.

Should we bring Clarke-Salter back for another year?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Having arrived for the club on-loan in the summer, he hasn’t been able to tie down a place in the first-team, ducking in and out of the squad. And whilst part of that was hampered by an injury, there’s still not been that level of consistency that you’d want to see as a baseline for someone coming back next year.

When you combine that injury, and the current work stoppage, do you think that he deserves to come back next year and have another go at trying to nail down a place?

Or do you think that the state of the centre-backs at the club mean that he’s going to find the task of cracking into the firs-team just as hard next season, and that we should maybe look elsewhere for another defender? Or indeed not at all and just stick with what we have got.

Over to you.

 
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