Birmingham City are set to sign Cardiff goalkeeper Lee Camp on a loan deal as Garry Monk looks to strengthen his options before the transfer deadline.
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The Blues boss has frozen out experienced duo David Stockdale and Tomasz Kuszczak who have fallen way down the pecking order at St. Andrew’s.
The former Leeds manager opted to go with youngster Connal Trueman for the Championship opener against Norwich on Saturday.
Whilst he coped well on the whole and made a fantastic save, he should’ve done better with one of the Canaries goals.
Given his lack of experience it always seemed likely Monk would move for a stopper this summer and HITC are reporting that 33-year old Camp will join the side on loan.
The Northern Ireland international has a wealth of experience at this level and was on loan at Sunderland last season but couldn’t help them survive.
Prior to that he has had spells at Derby, Nottingham Forest and QPR among others, with Monk clearly a fan of the player.
This seems like a bad move from Birmingham. Camp endured a torrid time at Sunderland last season and didn’t look up to it at this level.
Quite why Monk is refusing to use Stockdale or Kuszczak when they are at the club is baffling as both would be better options than what they currently have.
However, something has clearly gone on and Monk deserves to be backed after the work he has done at St. Andrew’s.
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