Birmingham City have a number of promising young players that have made their mark on the first-team in recent years.
Defender Steve Seddon is one of those that will be hoping he can play his part in their future ambitions, after making a positive start to life with the Blues.
Seddon burst onto the scene for Birmingham City’s first-team, after grabbing an assist with an inch-perfect cross for Kristian Pedersen who headed home the only goal of the game in their win over Brentford on the opening day of the season.
The 22-year-old made four appearances in total for the Blues’ first-team, but struggled for game time towards the end of 2019, and was subsequently loaned out to League One promotion hopefuls Portsmouth for the remainder of this year’s campaign.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Football League World’s Jacob Potter, Seddon expressed his emotions when Pedersen headed home from his cross to open the scoring on the day.
“At the time I was just glad to be ahead! We started the game and had just been penned in our own half. We got that free-kick around the halfway line, played to me and I’ve put it in, and he’s scored a great header.
“The main thing was like ‘we’ve got a bit of a rest from their attack’ but that game I enjoyed a lot and obviously getting my first appearance for Birmingham was great, it was brilliant. It was a good day on the whole as we held on to get the win as well.”
Seddon is contracted with Birmingham City until the summer of 2021, but that hasn’t stopped rumours emerging that Portsmouth are keen to sign him permanently at the end of this year’s campaign.
The left-back outlined his intentions for the remainder of the season, but is keen to get regular minutes under his belt in the future.
“My current deal I signed two years with an option for the club to extend it to a third year. It will run out at the end of next season, but at that time the club have an option.
“For me, first things first, I want to complete the season and do everything I can to possibly get Portsmouth promoted and then at the end of the season, it’s seeing where you’re at and seeing what Birmingham thought to see if they’re open to it.
“Obviously as a player, you’re open to anywhere that is going to believe in you and play you in games, but when you’re contracted to a club, it’s more than just your want for things that comes into it. I like playing football on a Saturday so I’m open to anything that improves my chances of that.”
The final segment of Football League World’s exclusive interview with Steve Seddon looks into his thoughts on recent off-the-field events which have called a halt to Portsmouth’s promotion bid. Keep your eyes peeled for it going live on the site on Friday!