Birmingham will be aiming to avoid another relegation dogfight after the last two seasons have ended that way.
Monk will want to make his mark on this team because he has only been in charge for the past few months, and hasn’t had the chance to use a transfer market to make the signings he believes are needed.
His time has been successful so far because he steered them away from relegation with five wins in the last 10 games. However, this squad needs improvements and Monk will have ambitious aims, so he needs financial backing from the owners to fulfil that.
Here are four players he realistically could bring in this summer, then, as the Blues look to have a brighter 2018/19…
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