So, how many times am I going to have to ask the question?
It’s been a real bugbear of mine all summer, and it looks as if it’s going to continue being an issue until we get an answer.
The Blues U23 carried on their league campaign yesterday with a game against Bristol City at Ashton Gate. By the way, well done for whoever organised the U23 fixtures to run during the international break, at least it gives us some form of club football to talk about.
Whilst the majority of Blues fan’s eyes were drawn to the addition of Josh McEachran in midfield, my eyes were drawn to the goalposts, and more specifically who was between them. The U23s decided to go with David Stockdale in goal for the game, leaving summer signing Moha Ramos on the bench.
It is something that I have brought up before, but just when are we going to see Ramos get some minutes, even if they are in the U23s? In that piece in particular I brought up the fact that we only have him on a loan deal and as a result, we need to see as much of him as we can, be it in the first team or in the U23s before we can make a proper judgment on whether or not he deserves to stay with us.
Yet so far this season he has only managed to get one game, and that was against Ipswich Town in the previous fixture. Was one game enough for the hierarchy to decide that he wasn’t good enough? He kept a clean sheet, so why was he dropped in favour of David Stockdale? If this is just a one game thing, perhaps to get Stockdale ready for a run in the first team, something I’ve been an advocate for, then I’ll be willing to let it slide. However, if Ramos doesn’t find himself getting more minutes for the U23s, then I’m really going to have start properly questioning whether or not it’s worth him being here at all.
What about you? Do you think that Ramos should be seeing some minutes in the near future? Or do you think that we can afford to let him sit a little while longer or even be jettisoned completely?