Despite a hefty points deduction for EFL profitability and sustainability rule breaches, Birmingham City still managed to retain their Championship status and manager Garry Monk can now start the task of preparing his squad for a top-six challenge next season.
Whilst considering his current playing squad, Monk will also need to consider those currently out on loan, players like winger Viv Solomon-Otabor who is enjoying his fourth loan spell away from St Andrew’s since signing back in 2014.
Solomon-Otabor is currently involved in Portsmouth’s promotion challenge in League One this season, having previously spent spells at Oxford City, Bolton Wanderers and Blackpool.
The 23-year-old joined the Blues on a scholarship back in 2012, and after numerous loan stints away, he’s never really been able to cement a regular starting spot in the first-team at St Andrew’s.
So do you think Soloman-Otabor will be afforded any opportunities at Birmingham next season?
“It’s all down to what the Blues do in the window and that, to be honest, is rather hard to predict at the moment.
“If they don’t sign many, they could well look to the likes of Soloman-Otabor to show what they can do.”
“It’s difficult to say at the moment, I think a lot of it depends on what signings Birmingham make in the summer.
“He’s been out on loan four times now and Birmingham clearly see potential in him, otherwise they probably would have sold him on.
“It’ll be interesting to see whether he’s given a chance to make an impact at St Andrews’ next season.”
“He should, but I can’t see it.
“That said, Garry Monk is an astute manager and he’ll have seen how well the wide man has done at Pompey.
“If he is given a chance, they might find they’ve got a top player on their hands.
“He needs games and experience, nothing more.”