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Ex-Birmingham City midfielder Paul Devlin issues verdict on Jonathan Leko

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Former Birmingham City midfielder Paul Devlin took to Twitter last night to share his thoughts on young Blues forward Jonathan Leko. 

The 48-year-old tweeted after the side’s 0-0 draw away at Brentford where Leko came on as a second half substitute.

Devlin tweeted saying: “Leko got to do better and do more! #BCFC”.

Leko, who is still just 21, has struggled for game time in recent weeks only starting one of the Blues last six games, in total this season the forward has notched up 28 league appearances and is still yet to find the back of the net.

The former West Bromwich Albion man joined Birmingham last summer after a short but successful spell with Charlton where he scored five goals in 21 appearances for the Addicks.

However, since making the move to Birmingham the youngster has struggled to make an impact at St. Andrew’s.

New manager Lee Bowyer will be hoping to bring the best out of Leko who thrived under him last season at Charlton. However, in Bowyer’s first two games in charge with the club Leko has flattered to deceive.

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Leko only returned to action in October after suffering an ACL injury which kept him out of action for 10 months, since then he is yet to find his return to form which Birmingham fans will be screaming for.

Leko burst onto the scene with West Brom and has represented England in every level up until the U21’s but since then has failed to progress his career in the fashion he might have liked.

Despite failing to open his account for Birmingham so far the forward could play a crucial part of Birmingham’s survival bid in the coming weeks, especially if he has a strong relationship with the new manager.

Birmingham travel to Stoke City next in the league and will be hoping to keep up their strong recent form since Bowyer’s arrival.

The Verdict 

It’s clear to see that Leko has simply not done enough since joining Birmingham after impressing in a short spell with Charlton.

However, he still has plenty of years ahead of him and should be given time to fit back into the side having suffered a serious ACL injury.

Birmingham fans will be hoping he returns to his peak form before the end of the season to ensure they remain in the league.


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