Luke Turner looks at the way Gary Rowett seems to be approaching this transfer window…
With Blues being quite heavily linked with the likes of Tom Bradshaw and Nicky Ajose in the past week, does it show which way Gary Rowett is likely to head this transfer window?
It seems that he might be preferring a young striker that has already proved himself in the last few seasons as opposed to the experience of someone that could guarantee you something for next season.
Taking a punt on someone like Ajose may be seen as a risk but I think that it will be a risk that would pay off. The striker has already proved last season that he is ready for the step up to the Championship so why not take the punt?
He scored 24 goals last season in a Swindon team that was very average and didn’t have the greatest of seasons. An investment in Ajose would be seen as one for both the present and future which would be a lot more beneficial for Blues in the long term.
The same goes for if we signed Bradshaw. He will now be thinking that it’s his time to make that step up and see if he can be a hit in a higher league.
If this is indeed Rowett`s way of thinking then I believe that it will be successful and the best way forward for Blues.
We have to look at players who can add to the team next season but can also contribute in the long run. Whether that be to continue to help Blues mount a promotion charge or even just to help develop their career.
What’s important for me is that we have a balance in the team. A mix of those that are young and hungry with those with experience and know-how could see Blues become a real force next season.
Targeting the right players and then deciding whether or not to take that gamble is the question Rowett has to answer and I believe he will make right decisions to take this club forward.
Blues fans, how would you approach the summer transfer window? Would you take the punt on a young goalscorer or is experience the way forward in the Championship? Comment below!