Looks like we have one departure confirmed at St Andrew’s this window.
And thankfully it’s not Jude Bellingham just yet, I’m sure that story will still have a few changes to it between now and next Friday. No, this one is a lot more low-key than the 16-year-old. The club confirmed today that 20-year-old Odin Bailey was being sent out on loan to Forest Green Rovers until the end of the season.
Bailey had made a little bit of a dent on the first-team this season, scoring his first goal for the club in dramatic fashion against Middlesbrough earlier in the campaign, however he hasn’t been able to turn that goal into anything substantial, making only three more appearances since then.
So how did Birmingham City fans react when they heard the news?
Well they seemed rather annoyed that the young attacker was being allowed to leave the club when there seems to be a lack of attacking players at the club.
This is utterly confusing considering he was a solid attacking option at a club with two strikers…
— KJ Collier (@Kaje1875) January 24, 2020
— Escape Media Productions (@escapemediaprod) January 24, 2020
This is so pointless😂 5x the player maghoma is and with the lack of attacking options loaning him out is just plain stupid
— Dan Brown (@DanBrown2001) January 24, 2020
We need incoming players not out going
— Josh Purnell (@JoshPurnell9) January 24, 2020
He should be playing for us!!
— steven cale (@stevencale) January 24, 2020
That’s so stupid he’s actually good enough for the first team
— Thomas #TTAOUT (@Thomas_Bcfc_) January 24, 2020
— Melo (@MeloBcfc22) January 24, 2020
So he scores the winner against Boro and is barely ever seen again!!!🙄
— Paul Richards (@PaulRic73281210) January 24, 2020
Should Odin Bailey have been given more game time?
Although given that he didn’t make much of an impact this season, is it really all that big a deal for him to be shipped out? It’s not as if he was all that crucial to how the team set up.