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Birmingham make decision over future of 21-year-old amid outside interest

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Birmingham City are set to recall attacker Odin Bailey from his loan spell with Forest Green Rovers, a report from The Birmingham Mail has claimed.

Bailey joined the League Two side on loan for a second time in the summer transfer window, on a deal until January, and has impressed at The New Lawn.

The 21-year-old has scored three goals and provided two assists in 16 appearances in all competitions for Forest Green, but it seems he is now set for a new challenge during the second half of the season.

According to this latest report, the two clubs have failed to agree terms to extend Bailey’s deal until the end of the season, meaning the attacker is now set to return to St Andrew’s for the time being.

However, it seems as though Bailey’s time back at Birmingham could be brief, with the prospect of a loan move elsewhere for the next few months not seemingly ruled out.

It is thought that League One strugglers Burton Albion had been interested in a deal for Bailey prior to the sacking of Jake Buxton and re-appointment of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as manage at the end of last month.

It does however, remain to be seen what impact that change in the dugout at the Pirelli Stadium, could have on their supposed interest in Bailey.

The Verdict

This could yet work out well for Birmingham and Bailey.

It does seem as though the attacker has proven he is good enough at League Two level with Forest Green, so the next step would be to test him in League One.

You feel as though there could be an opportunity for the Blues to make sure that happens over the next few weeks, which would likely help Bailey continue with his progress towards becoming an important player for Birmingham themselves in the not too distant future.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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