Birmingham City are currently going through a slump in form in the Sky Bet Championship after initially starting well under Lee Bowyer.
The Blues are currently winless in their last five league outings and will now be looking to bounce back to form following the conclusion of the international break.
Meanwhile the Midlands side were pretty busy during the summer transfer window, with Bowyer and his staff bringing in no less than eight new faces to supplement their existing squad of players.
Now as we head towards the back end of the year, the Birmingham boss could well be assessing where he needs to improve his team moving forwards whilst also picking out any players who could be moved on during the January transfer window.
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Here, we take a look at TWO transfer scenarios that could materialise at Birmingham City at the turn of the new year…
Leko to leave?
Jonathan Leko has been loaned back to his old club Charlton Athletic by Lee Bowyer and it remains unclear as to whether he has a long term future at St Andrew’s past the end of his temporary spell with the London side.
Leko is a player who has so far failed to really make an impact in a blue shirt since his arrival from near neighbours West Bromwich Albion, which has ultimately led to him being allowed to leave on loan.
He is a player that is well thought of by most people at Charlton and overall he has made a good start to his second spell at the Valley by notching up two goals and two assists during his opening six League One outings.
If the Addicks decide to come forward with a permanent offer for the player in January, the Blues could well be tempted to cash in, particularly as they are well stocked in that area of the pitch.
Clayton to move on?
Adam Clayton is another name who could well move on during the January transfer window, with the midfielder having been deemed surplus to requirements last summer by Bowyer.
The 32-year-old is yet to have played a minute of football for the Blues this term, with the Birmingham boss previously admitting back in August that the club were looking to move him on amidst interest from elsewhere.
Clayton has largely failed to impress since his move from Middlesbrough back in September of last year and has only played 16 games to date for the Blues.
Moving him on over the winter period will certainly be viewed as a priority for Birmingham as his career with the club heads towards an abrupt end.