Date: 30th July 2017 at 4:56pm
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Following Saturday afternoon’s disappointing defeat in the final preseason game against Swansea City, Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp voiced his concerns about the lack of movement in the transfer market.

Goals from Leroy Fer and Tammy Abraham gave Paul Clement’s side a 2-0 win at St.Andrew’s in a game that Blues dominated for large parts.

However, with Lukas Jutkiewicz departing on 40 minutes with an injury, Redknapp only had Clayton Donaldson as a back up striker and with the 33-year-old hardly getting into the penalty area, there were some serious thoughts flying round about the lack of activity at Blues.

With just four weeks left to go now until the transfer window closes, Redknapp is becoming increasingly frustrated by the lack of deals being done and we can all clearly see what the club needs to bring in to be able to move forward.

It is believed that Redknapp will make a decision of trialist Ravel Morrison in the next few days and it is believed that the deal is on a knife edge because of where he would fit into the current system that Redknapp is playing.

With the news that Ryan Shotton wants to leave Blues breaking yesterday, a deal for Bristol City defender Aden Flint looks increasingly more likely, something which I would welcome because I feel he would compliment both Marc Roberts and Michael Morrison really well.

Then earlier this morning, Blues were linked with a move for Hull City striker Abel Hernandez, another move that I would also welcome.

Birmingham City have money to spent this summer but with only £3.5 million of the kitty being spent to date, it is time for the board and Redknapp to splash a little bit more cash.

Our current transfer record is £6 million, Blues need to smash that if they even want to consider getting anywhere near the play-offs this season.

Preston North End striker Jordan Hugill will cost the club around £5 million, another deal that looks likely.

Hull striker Hernandez will cost them around £11 million. It may seem like a lot to us because we haven’t been able to spend that sort of money in recent seasons but the club have to spend to be able to compete at the top.

Middlesbrough have spent nearly £40 million on strikers so far this window and they now have four top quality forwards. Blues don’t have that depth meaning they simply can’t challenge.

In the game yesterday afternoon, it was clear to see that we lacked a goal scorer.

Now is the time for Blues to go out and smash their transfer record and if anyone has the right to do it, it is Redknapp.

 
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