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Report: Birmingham City target suffers major setback at his current club

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It’s literally like that scene out of Dumb and Dumber.

“So you’re telling me there’s a chance”. It might not be the biggest, and there’s probably a long way to go for it to happen, but if you’re one of the fans that desperately want the club to bring him in, then you can feel slightly happier about yourself today.

I’m talking of course about Dillon Philips.

Reports have emerged over the last few days stating that the 25-year-old is no longer going to be first choice for Charlton Athletic, with Addicks boss Lee Bowyer set to go with Ben Amos in goal to start the campaign. Blues have been linked with Philips for some time now, and even though the club did recently bring in Andres Prieto, with the only other goalkeeping option being youngster Zach Jeacock, it is possible that the Aitor Karanka might still want to bring him in.

It is being claimed that Phillips would cost in the region of £1m, but as detailed earlier today, there is the chance that the club might decide to go for the slightly cheaper option and bring in Neil Etheridge instead.

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I think the problem with Philips, is that he’s probably not going to want to come in and be a backup, especially seeing as he played all of Charlton’s Championship games last season, and based on the way that Karanka recently spoke about Prieto, it sounds as if he’s going to be the starter (at least at the beginning of the campaign), and is there really that much change from going to a League One backup to a Championship backup?

If we were to bring him in, he’d probably want to have that starting spot guaranteed, and as things stand he’s probably not going to get it.

That’s not to say he definitely won’t come, but don’t hold your breath on it happening just yet.

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