Date: 10th January 2017 at 8:51am
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When Che Adams signed for Birmingham City from Sheffield Untired in August, a lot of expectation was placed on his young shoulders. After all, he was joining a club that were showing teething problems in front of goal.

At 20 years-old, Adams shows signs of adolescence in his play at times but has palpable talent. But like many before him, his versatility appears to be his biggest obstacle. Adams has been used in the number ten role, wide right, wide left and as a centre forward. Each time he has portrayed a player who offers something positive to the team despite carrying a slight awkwardness. And it is this awkwardness that he has to overcome.

Already, Adams justifies his inclusion. Having such an impact from the bench has propelled him onto the team sheet. Now Adams has to show his forte, give himself an identity – failure to do so will see him forever branded as a utility player – a jack of all trades, the master of none.

Former Blues manager Gary Rowett perused Adams for weeks and eventually landed his man. Since his departure, successor Gianfranco Zola has taken a liking to the Leicesterite. The ball is now in Adams` court. He can stroll along earning a decent living as a decent footballer, or he step up, push on and turn his potential into proven ability.

 
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One Reply to “Time for Che to step up and play”

  • If used sensibly,Adams could replicate a player who graced football for many years-Craig Bellamy. Rowett mucked him up by not playing him regularly enough resulting in confidence being squeezed out of him.Whoever leads our attack Adams surely must partner him.

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