Birmingham will be hoping to continue their improved form in 2021 when they travel to bottom club Wycombe in the Championship tonight.
Having endured a six-match winning run around the festive period, Aitor Karanka’s team have collected four points from their previous three league fixtures to ease their relegation fears.
Despite their upturn in fortunes, the Blues are only three points above the drop-zone, but have been boosted with the news that January signing Sam Cosgrove has now been granted permission to play at Adams Park this evening and is now in line to make his Birmingham debut.
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Cosgrove secured a permanent move from Aberdeen on Saturday, but was facing an anxious wait as to whether he could feature against the Chairboys, although has since had confirmation that his transfer has been granted international clearance and is therefore available for selection.
The striker has scored three times in 14 Scottish Premiership appearances for the Dons and will be hoping to score his first goal back in English football against Wycombe.
Here’s how the St Andrew’s faithful reacted on Twitter to the possibility of Cosgrove making his Blues debut:
Great we look forward to his debut with 5 minutes left on the clock when we are already losing 2-0.
Please AK give this lad the chance he deserves and play 2 up front instead of Hogan or Juke on their own. You've tried it for 26 games and it hasn't worked. Time to change tactics
— Modern Day Events (@ModernDayEvent) February 2, 2021
Bit of good news let’s hope we don’t isolate him like we have juke and hogan so far this season!!! Welcome to league 1 lads welcome 🤣
— lee 🇬🇧🏴 (@lee_bcfc) February 2, 2021
If he plays from the start it will be the usual one up front…be amazed if he changes it to two …I think..4 2 3 1..on his own !!!!
— bcfcStewart (@BcfcStewart) February 2, 2021
Things you love to see can't wait to see him scoring goals for fun with hogan
— Michael Williams (@mickey8150) February 2, 2021
Yesss Sammy, hope you hit the ground running and shut everyone up 💪🏼
— Jamie Macgregor (@JamieMacgregor_) February 2, 2021
announce immediate ballon d'or
— pro-Raichu propaganda account (@appealmindsweep) February 2, 2021
Him and Hogan up top go for the jugular
— James (@bcfcjames) February 2, 2021
Cosgrove hat trick incoming
— Jacko (@Andyjack83) February 2, 2021
Didn’t ask just start him 👍🏻
— Joe Wathen (@JoeWathen14) February 2, 2021