Date: 7th June 2017 at 5:13pm
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After watching him score for Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final, Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp is now reported to be stepping up his chase for winger Jonny Hayes.

With Greg Stewart failing to hit the ground running after his move down from Scotland last summer, there may be a few doubts about Hayes but he’s definitely someone I’d take a punt on.

He is primarily an out-and-out left footed winger who plays as wide as possible on the left-hand side.

Blues currently only have right footers who are best suited on that left wing but Hayes would give us plenty of width and perhaps some old fashioned wing play that we see less and less nowadays.

He’s a player that has the ability to chip in with both goals and assists and can be a real handful for defenders when the ball is glued to his foot.

From what I’ve seen of him, he’s got a wand of a left foot and a different type of delivery from the left would give Blues a different dimension and one that is perhaps a little less predictable.

He is extremely highly thought of at Aberdeen and it may take a decent sized bid for Blues to take their prized asset off them but I do think that Redknapp should give it a go.

We’re not talking mega-money but Aberdeen would obviously want to hold out for as much as possible for the 29-year-old.

After scoring 11 goals from a wide position for the side that finished second in the Scottish Premiership, it would be hard to overlook the impact that Hayes had at Pittodrie.

Add to that the experience of playing and scoring in both a cup final and Europe last season, the evidence is there to suggest that the Irishman may well be worth the punt.

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3 Replies to “Why Blues should take a chance on Jonny Hayes”

  • Problem is that we have seen so many scottish wingers arrive and fail.Not just at Blues either. Bertie Auld,Willie Johnston only successes I can recall.

  • Greg Stewart, not given a chance he fall victim to changes in management. And also he ant really a winger. Jonny Hayes, Is a out and out winger and likes to cross the ball from deep completely different type of player than Stewart, IMO the championship is a big step up from the Scottish premier league. This is why we see so many players coming from that league and fail.

  • Ironically the best winger in league One last season was Duffy. He is expected to be even better this season with Sheff.United.Perhaps the one that got away?

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