Birmingham City have confirmed today that two talented youngsters have left the club on loan deals as they look to get competitive football elsewhere.
Firstly, Tommy Anderson has joined National League South side Hungerford Town on a youth loan which runs until January 7.
The midfielder, who has been with Blues since he was seven has been featuring for the U23s at times in the past year after stepping up from the U18s.
He will be the third Birmingham player to join the Berkshire club, with defender Josh Martin and goalkeeper Jake Weaver also playing for the sixth-tier outfit.
As well as that, the Championship club confirmed that youngster Kieron Dawes has also made a loan move, with the defender joining Hednesford Town on the same deal as his teammate.
It will be a second loan spell of the season for Dawes as he has recently returned from a spell with Sutton Coldfield Town.
The 19-year-old has only made two appearances for the U23s this season but will hope to get some regular game time in the next month over a busy festive period.
This is a good move for both players who will benefit from the competitive leagues they will now be playing in.
Whilst academy football is beneficial at times, there is a strong argument to say it doesn’t prepare the players for real football.
However, this will and Blues will hope both players come back improved in a months time.
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