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Chuks Aneke reacts to big personal moment for him in Birmingham City’s loss to QPR



Chuks Aneke ended his 14 league game goal drought on Sunday with a powerful volley into the roof of the net against Queens Park Rangers.

Rangers proved too strong for the Blues, with Albert Adomah and Chris Willock providing two moments of composure and quality to earn the three points at St Andrew’s.

Aneke has been an impact substitute for the Blues this season, utilised similarly as he was at Charlton Athletic last term, and Sunday’s goal was just his second in 2021/22..

With Troy Deeney, Lukas Jutkiewicz and Scott Hogan seemingly higher in the pecking order than the 28-year-old, it was a timely strike to remind Bowyer and the recruitment team that they have enough quality at the top of the pitch.

Aneke took to Instagram to express his emotions on the goal and 2-1 defeat.

He wrote: “Disappointing result, but we refresh & go again. On a personal note it was great to get a goal, long overdue, more to come.”

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Aneke is yet to replicate the goalscoring prowess he has shown in League One and League Two in the second tier, but he proved last season at Charlton that he can be a very efficient finisher when afforded the chances to put the ball in the net.

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Birmingham have not finished above 17th in any of the last five seasons, and in that there is a clear opportunity for the Blues to demonstrate that they have improved this term. Even if it is only as a player with a squad rotation role, a fit and confident Chuks Aneke would be a huge asset in looking to push for a top half finish in the second half of the campaign.

It must have been a wake up call that 17-year-old George Hall partnered Deeney up top against Rangers ahead of Aneke. Whether that was a matter of fitness or choice for Lee Bowyer remains to be seen, but it shows that the first team chances are there if Aneke can grab them with both hands.

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