The 2016/17 Championship campiagn is a massive one for Blues manager Gary Rowett, as he looks to push his Blues side on to a potential play-off spot, after two dismal mid-table finishes over the past two seasons.
After arriving from high-flying Burton Albion in the October of 2014, Rowett’s has done an incredible job, transforming the Blues from relegation battlers in English football’s second tier into contenders for the top six, and being touted as possible contenders for a return to the Premier League this term.
And as a former Blues player, the 42-year-old manager knows what the St. Andrews faithful desire, and will no doubt be looking to acheive the ultimate prize this year. And with arch rivals Aston Villa dropping down to the Championship too this year, bigger things are at stake.
Birmingham have already been busy in the summer transfer window with Rowett signing James Vaughan, Robert Tesche, Ryan Shotton and Che Adams, but with seven players departing the club already there is still room for more additions before the transfer deadline day.
Here, Football League World writer George Harbey identifies FOUR players that Rowett should look to sign, in order to form a major charge for promotion….