Their 2nd game in hand on us (lost 0-1 to Sunderland last Wednesday). Hopefully it ends that way and when we meet them a week on Saturday we can put some real distance between us and the bottom 3. Currently we are 10 points safe.
Noticed he scored on his debut for Birmingham yesterday in a super win v Nottingham Forest. Hope it's the start of good things for him - he's had a dreadful few years at Villa and his loan at Stoke wasn't really great - last season's loan at Sheffield Utd was a bit more successful but didn't result in a permanent move. He's still only 27 so he still has time on his side for a decent few years yet.
Noticed it was the 3rd round of knockout stage last night. City U23's went out away at Scunthorpe. Only Leicester U23's remain in the competition out of the Premier League Academies. One thing I did notice was a certain Jacob Bedeau in the Scunthorpe team. Signed on a free transfer from Aston Villa. He was the bury defender bought a couple of years ago, age 17 for a reported fee of £900,000 plus add ons.
After Saturday's wonderful link up play between them I've seen they both played again in the development squad game today v Donny (Dale won 3-0). Hopefully the start of something good down our right side. Just need Matheson to stay and McLaughlin to stay... fit.
Normally with massive cup games like this we get regular Twitter/Facebook updates from the club about how many thousands of tickets we've sold on the first couple of days? Photo's of queues on the carpark,? Nothing.