When Clayton Donaldson arrived at St Andrews in June, many Birmingham City fans didn’t know too much about the big striker.
However, over the course of the 2014/15 Sky Bet Championship season, fans have been treated to some fantastic performances by the ex-Brentford striker.
Having netted 15 league goals this season for the Blues, there is an argument that Donaldson is the best free transfer in the Championship this season.
Not many other players have gone into a club and produced the standard of performance that he has.
The striker could become the first Birmingham City player to reach 20 goals in a season for the first time in 20 years.
Having seen players like Marlon King and Mikael Forssell reach 19 goals in a season in the past 10 years, Birmingham City fans will be hoping that Clayton Donaldson will be able to do this.
However, if the striker wishes to break this Birmingham record, he must score five goals in the last six games of the season, three of which come at home where he has already scored a hattrick this season which came in a 3-1 win against relegation threatened Wigan Athletic.
On merit, Donaldson’s performances since Gary Rowett has come in have dramatically improved and so has his goal tally, but the ex-Burton boss really has former manager Lee Clark to thank for that.
Birmingham City broke their financial barrier to bring Donaldson into the club and it was a barrier worth breaking because along with the efforts of other free signing David Cotterill, it could be argued that Donaldson’s goals alone have saved the club from what looked like yet another miserable season.