Goalkeeper Lee Camp has come under huge scrutiny recently, going through some inconsistent form and making errors which have cost the Blues some points along the way.
City will have hoped to have turned the corner with last week’s win over Middlesbrough ending a disappointing run, but Camp’s position in the side remains a divisive topic amongst supporters of the club.
The 35-year-old is an experienced performer though, especially at Championship level, and told BirminghamLive it’s nothing he hasn’t experienced previously, and he’s hoping it’s just a difficult spell he can push through – as he has done many times throughout his career.
That being said, supporters are very undecided on Camp’s position in the side. Some feel he deserves patience to return to form, while others believe he’s had enough chances and is costing his side with repeated regularity now.
With youngsters Connal Trueman (currently injured) and Jake Weaver on the Blues books, many fans believe Camp – along with his understudy, 34-year-old David Stockdale – should be moving aside sooner or later anyway, and allowing new blood to take the club forward. Here’s what Blues fans on Twitter have had to say on the subject:
‘I’ve been there before’
Yes Lee we know ????????♂️. I’m dreading the day I read that we’ve renewed his contract, fully expecting that!
— Michael Jabbari (@mike1983jabbari) October 9, 2019
I'll put it in better context, he makes too many of these mistakes more than most keepers
— Jon Merrell (@IMRMEZZI) October 9, 2019
Not being funny but when him and Stockdale are out of contract in the summer we need a complete overhaul in that position, we need to get a quality keeper in and maybe utilize Ramos or another as back up , these 2 need to go #kro
— mick (@mickcwhill) October 9, 2019
Does anyone want to buy a pair of signed Lee Camps gloves from this match ? 20p ???? KRO????⚽️???? pic.twitter.com/uM23Hs9sEi
— Big G#Keep Right On (@GordonVoisey1) October 9, 2019
Some fans ridiculed the City number one and hoped his contract won’t be getting renewed in the future.
— Parko (@parkoblue) October 9, 2019
Camp has won us more points then has lost us since he arrived.
— Kevin Jones (@kevjj50) October 9, 2019
My thoughts…. I want to go give Mr Camp a big hug ???????? He’s made some fantastic saves, especially this season and more than anything wears that shirt with all his heart, oh and he looks good in the all black kit ???????????? #Bcfc #Passion #KRO #LoveThisMan pic.twitter.com/KUOv57ifGP
— Linzie Phillips (@LinzieP17) October 9, 2019
While other Blues fans were in support of Camp, stating confidence is a big factor and that the goalkeeper had earned City more points than he’d cost them since his arrival.