Date: 26th January 2017 at 2:52pm
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Birmingham City were at a low ebb when Paul Caddis joined on a temporary basis from Swindon Town in 2012. The club was a mess on and off the pitch – heading for financial abyss with an unorganised team and dwindling attendances. Arguably, the club had found its nadir.

Caddis arrived and represented everything previously admirable about Blues with his effort, determination and application. Through every gritty performance, every tackle and every ounce of sweat, he offered the long suffering fans hope. Deservedly, his loan deal was made permanent and he became a focal point of the team and a leader on the pitch and in dressing room.

Then, of course, that day at the Reebok Stadium on 3 May 2014, Caddis headed himself into Blues folklore with a last gasp equaliser to preserve the clubs Championship status. Rarely are goals celebrated with such venomous relief, it will always be a day to remember.

Sadly, since then, Caddis` time at St. Andrews has been stop-start. Having struggled to hold down the right back berth, injuries have also recently hampered his chances. For all of his effort and endeavour, Caddis was never going to be a player to take us to the next level such are his limitations. In that respect, it`s not a surprise to see him depart the club.

But Caddis leaves B9 with the greatest of respect from everyone connected with the club and a place in every Bluenoses heart. That goal will always make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. His hard work and effort will always be appreciated in the blue half of second city.

Good luck, Paul Caddis. Thank you for the memories.

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