As the new season fast approaches and after the youngster impressed against Walsall, being very much the star man, I thought I’d look back at the next big talent Reece Brown. As we all know Brown has the ability but he had been lacking the attitude required to become a modern day footballer. The Birmingham Mail reported that Brown may well find himself contending for a spot in the first team this season having turned things around.
Things look to be on the up for the young midfielder who has moved into Birmingham as he begins to demonstrate the dedication and determination required to progress. His talent was demonstrated during the Clark era when there was a high volume of Academy players coming through although he did last year see himself suspended by the club and on trial at West Ham United.
Brown played half an hour at The New Lawn hitting the side netting as he did, he has earned his spot according to Rowett who had this to say:
“I have to say he’s thoroughly deserved his chance. We gave him a little opportunity Saturday which we wanted him to work for, rather than get given on the first day.”
Hopefully we will see him come through next season although with two creative midfielders already in Tesche and Fabbrini though the middle of the park is starting to look a bit competitive at least although this doesn’t resolve any striker or defender issues.
Overall it’s a positive to see such a promising player come through and I suspect given Rowett’s comments, “He’s one that I think this season is either going to be in or around the First Team Squad or he’s going to go out to a good League One side and prove, with game time, that he can be the sort of player we want him to be because he’s got great qualities,” we will probably see him go out on loan for the first few months of the season before we see him competing for a first team space.