Date: 30th July 2018 at 6:00pm
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While senior players faced Brighton in the club’s last pre-season friendly on Saturday, another eleven took to the field in a behind-closed-doors match against Las Palmas on Friday.

Four of them: David Stockdale, Jonathan Grounds, Greg Stewart, Nicolai Brock-Madsen have all been transfer listed by the club, according to the Birmingham Mail.

With the lack of numbers in the first-team squad, I asked supporters which of these four players they would like Garry Monk to reintegrate into his plans:

It’s not too surprising that Stockdale came out on top. Connal Trueman has not played a senior game for the club, with his one experience in the first team coming at Solihull Moors in the National League last season.

However, it seems Monk won’t change his mind on our no.13, and he was quick to praise Connal in his post-match interview after the game against the Seagulls. Hopefully the 22-year-old can step up to the mark in the Championship.

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6 Replies to “We need him back – Many Birmingham Fans Are Hoping Monk Makes A U-Turn On Key Position”

  • Monk says he needs another goalkeeper. But what if Stockdale and Kuszczak don’t find a new club by September?
    That means we would have 4 goalkeeper’s wages to pay….Not ideal.

  • Truman is a decent keeper. And he can only improve I would put my trust in him. We can’t put Stockdale on the pitch because of his appearance fee and is clean sheet bonus crippling the club it’s cheaper to keep him with the kids if he doesn’t like that then he should find a new club maybe we get some money behind us and buy him out of his contract that may be the only way to do it.

  • I watched Stockdale’s performance against Las Palmas. Beaten on the floor for first goal and tipped a shot two feet under the bar over. Absolutely no change. We don’t need this bloke. Too expensive, throws one in every other game. He’s overweight and goes down in installments. We need him out the door as soon as possible

  • With today‚Äôs update on FFP,I see a little chink of hope. EFL state that they are working with the club in order to come to a satisfactory conclusion which would enable Monk to add to his squad. This,IMO, is significant . Perhaps it is wishful thinking but reading between the lines it does indicate a favourable announcement is about to be made-possibly as early as tomorrow.

    • I agree when you think about it they did not have to come out today and say anything the EFL that is. They obviously talk to Birmingham and now Birmingham or open about it before the decision is made because this put them in a good light it doesn’t do bad things for the club either. They get seen as being honest and forthright. It would have made no sense to make a statement or say anything was the problem was ongoing. KRO

  • Reassuring you feel the same Waycool. If my reading of the transcript by EFL is correct,then they will give Monk a full week to get players in. Fingers crossed for an early green light today-9am would be nice.

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