It looks as though Gary Gardner has some way to go before convincing fans that his move to St Andrew’s is a good idea.
Understandably, due to his Villa connections, there are sections of the fanbase that remain unconvinced that Garry Monk’s decision to recruit the 26-year-old was a wise move.
After looking at the reaction on Twitter yesterday, I then gauged supporter opinion in a poll. The split is almost 50/50 currently:
My head is telling me to trust Monk on this one. He can offer us a different option in midfield and his words to supporters indicate the opportunity to work for our manager was a massive draw:
“I knew what I wanted to do straight away. It’s a massive opportunity for me to play with my brother and work with Garry Monk and his staff. All I’ve heard is good things about him and his staff. I can’t wait to get going and I just want to work for the best, and I’ve heard Garry Monk is one of the best.”
Hopefully, he puts in the performances that win over the doubters and repays the faith that the manager has shown in him. It will be interesting to see how much game time he actually gets, and whether he’ll line up alongside his brother on a regular basis.