Date: 8th January 2017 at 8:55am
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Paul Caddis has been told that, despite being third in the pecking order, he is welcome to stay at Birmingham City and fight for his place.

Blues manager Gianfranco Zola admitted that Jonathan Spector and Josh Dacres-Cogley are ahead of the Scot in his plans. Zola told the Birmingham Mail – “With Paul we had a very good chat. I told him very clearly I don`t mind if he wants to stay but at the moment two players are in front of him’.

The 28 year-old will always be highly regarded by Blues fans after his stoppage time equaliser at Bolton in 2014 prevented relegation to League One in the most dramatic of circumstances. However, Caddis fell out of favour with Zola’s predecessor Gary Rowett earlier on this season and has been sidelined with an injury since Zola took the reigns.

Caddis is now fit and available for selection but was in the stands watching on as Blues held Newcastle to a draw at St. Andrews in the FA Cup yesterday.

Reports that Caddis has been told he can leave on a free transfer are wide of the mark.

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3 Replies to “Zola: ‘Caddis welcome to stay and fight for his place’”

  • He should be first choice RB IMO. If we are going to play 3-5-2 then Caddis at RWB is perfect. Cogley will be a good player. I don’t rate Spector but his versatility makes him a useful squad player.

  • I agree ljaz h or even a 3x4x3 , and a target to aim at ,of more shots on target than the opposition …. 6 shots on target average for every match which should average at 2 goals average per match …7 players at least having a good match in every game …and a bigger average of successful passes …and the players and fans being blessed with more belief …

  • I hope Caddis sticks around and proves his point because I think he is a better fit for the way we will play under Zola. He has been a missing ingredient this season and one of the reasons we havent been as effective going forward. I’m really pleased for the players and admit to thinking they couldn’t play the Zola way, but they are adapting well and probably enjoying it. Lets hope they get a result against Forest because they deserve something now and it would be massive for their confidence.

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