Transfer targets have been identified insists scouting guru


Blues’ returning Scouting Guru Ewan Chester has moved to assure fans that potential transfer targets are being lined up.

Fans are anxiously waiting for news linking players with a move to St Andrews, particularly as the season just dried up towards the end of last year’s campaign due to that little lack of quality.

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But Chester has insisted that the club are doing all they can to line up potential targets, identifying June as a “quiet month” for any particular transfer activity.

“June is very quiet,” Chester told the Birmingham Mail. “You have got managers and players on holiday, you have got the Euros going on and until teams report back for training I don’t think the serious movement starts.

“Certainly we are being very, very active. I spoke to the manager literally five minutes ago. A lot of targets have been identified and we are being proactive in that,” he added. 

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Looking down Blues’ squad list, it’s quite clear that the team is lacking a few players in certain areas, especially after the termination of the handful of loan players at the club last season. A striker should be top of the list with only James Vaughan and Clayton Donaldson available as “first-team” strikers, whilst a few other areas need beefing up too.

However, there is also hope a couple of names from the development squad could make the step up to the first-team at some point this season. Ronan Hale had been doing extremely well for the development side whilst Luke Maxwell impressed back on-loan at Kidderminster Harriers last season too.

Blues’ first pre-season friendly is on July 12, where they will travel to Solihull Moors.

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