Date: 17th February 2020 at 7:00pm
Written by: Mark Day

The motive may have been good, but the execution of it made the whole thing even better.

Having spent plenty of time on the injury table in the early part of the season, Gary Gardner has come back into the side and really turned a page since the start of the New Year, grabbing a goal in the win over Luton and providing the assist for Lukas Jutkiewicz against Brentford this past weekend.

More than that though, he’s managed to build quite a good partnership in defensive midfield with Ivan Sunjic. With Blues boss Pep Clotet calling them both out for significant praise:

“The Gazza and Ivan partnership is superb at the minute, and remember that most of the teams in the Championship play with three midfielders, but we don’t see that creating problems for us because of the organisation of the team and the effort of those two.”

So when the club put out a tweet yesterday praising the midfielder’s efforts, Blues fans were more than happy to join in with the praise.

Although there were some eagle-eyed fans who pointed out the timing of the tweet, spotting that the tweet about the ex-Villa man went out right about the time that his former side fell to defeat against Spurs.

Is Gary Gardner our most important player?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Although whether or not it was intentional, only the person behind the tweet will know.

 
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2 Replies to ““Solid performance”, “he was electric”- Lots of Blues fans left in awe of this man’s display”

  • Well he wasn’t playing and now he is . That’s the difference. Unless you give a player a chance he can’t show what he has.

    Its not unexpected for me. I believe he is a good player that was out of the team down to bad management not form.

  • Agree, was left out while Pep was experimenting with his new styles but once plan A had gone belly up and he reverted to the tried and trusted things started to look up again and I think the Gardner/Sunjic axis is really solid and exciting

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