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Lee Camp makes honest Birmingham City admission regarding current crisis

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Birmingham City goalkeeper Lee Camp has admitted that he wants the club to finish the current campaign amidst the ongoing health crisis.

The shot-stopper, who has experienced somewhat of a renaissance in recent months, insisted that voiding the season or ending it in its present state would damage the integrity of the game.

Although the English Football League initially decided to suspend action until the start of April, they have since opted to postpone more fixtures.

As a result of this move, Birmingham will have to wait until May 2nd to play their next Championship fixture against Derby County on May 2nd.

Following a relatively underwhelming start to the season, Camp was dropped from the Blues’ starting eleven by head coach Pep Clotet.

However, with replacement keeper Connal Trueman struggling to deliver the goods on a consistent basis, the 35-year-old was given another chance to prove himself in January.

Since helping Birmingham seal a 2-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers in the third round of the FA Cup, Camp has stepped up his performance levels considerably and will be looking to push on between now and the end of the campaign.

Speaking to the Blues Talk podcast (as cited by the Birmingham Mail) about the ongoing crisis in the United Kingdom, Camp said: “For the integrity of the competitions it [the season] has to finish, if it gets delayed six weeks then we play through to when it can be done.

“You can’t start crowning people champions and relegating people and null and voiding leagues.

“It would take away all the integrity of it.

“We have got to finish it at some point and somehow haven’t we?”

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The Verdict

It is hard to disagree with Camp’s comments as the idea of voiding the season with just nine games left to play is foolish as it will cancel out the hard work put in by clubs up and down the country.

Whereas it is unlikely that the remaining fixtures will be played in-front of supporters, there is no reason why they cannot be held behind closed doors providing that the crisis doesn’t escalate.

Given that his contract at Birmingham is set to expire this summer, Camp will be hoping to earn a new deal by delivering the goods between now and the end of the campaign.

Whilst the shot-stopper is reaching the crescendo of his career, he has still managed to illustrate at times that he is more than capable of competing at this level.


Freelance writer for Football League World. Previously worked for 90min & GiveMeSport.

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