Birmingham City boss Lee Bowyer has admitted he doesn’t think there is a possibility of extending Riley McGree’s loan beyond the start of January.
The 23-year-old has had to be patient for opportunities this season, but he has been key in recent weeks, scoring two goals in his past four games as Blues have picked up ten points.
Therefore, his influence on the team is clear to see, and some fans are hoping the Australian would be able to stay until the end of the season.
However, speaking to Birmingham Live, Bowyer made it clear that he doesn’t expect to have McGree after January 1, with the left-footer poised to link up with new MLS franchise Charlotte FC as they will be in pre-season.
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As you would expect, this transfer update did not go down well with the Blues support, who recognise that McGree has been pivotal to the improved form in recent weeks.
Here we look at some of the reaction from Twitter…
— Conor Keane (@conorkeane21) November 2, 2021
Always going to be a long shot, but make the most of him while he is here with us and recruit wisely in January as we will definitely need a handful of reinforcements it seems. #bcfc https://t.co/VpqwNPA0XI
— Michael Edwards (@BcfcMichael) November 2, 2021
Losing him and Chong is a killer.
— JUUUUUUUKE (@thehbomb87) November 2, 2021
How can we not be suggesting a straight swap for Adam clayton
— Elliott Gee (@AGrueller) November 2, 2021
Give him whatever he wants to get it done
— KW (@Kieranbcfc2) November 2, 2021
Cheers, fans crying 😢
— Liam Cronin (@LCronin3) November 2, 2021
Don’t even a chance to hold on to him until at least March until the MLS starts back up Brian?
— Aidan (@AidanP93) November 3, 2021