Birmingham City striker Lukas Jutkiewicz has provided some intriguing information on the Blues’ dressing room, and revealed that David Davis is the biggest joker amongst Pep Clotet’s squad.
The Blues have enjoyed a solid start to the campaign, currently sitting in 13th place in the Championship table just six points adrift of Bristol City who occupy the final play-off spot heading into the weekend – and Jutkiewicz has played an important role for the Blues helping to lead the line and offer a real focal point up front, whilst also registering four league goals.
Davis, meanwhile, has been somewhat in and out of the side during the opening months of the campaign, with Clotet’s side having plenty of competition for places in midfield, but the 28-year-old’s experience on the pitch is still a vital asset for the Blues and he could yet play a crucial role in helping the club mount a play-off push.
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Speaking to the EFL’s official Twitter account as part of their QFQ feature, Jutkiewicz named Davis as the player in Birmingham’s dressing room who does the all important job of helping to keep spirits high around the club with some of his pranks, saying: “I think what would have to be David Davis, he’s always pulling pranks everywhere.
“He’s nicking pieces of clothing, usually mine, it then ends up on a hanger or a mannequin out on the training pitch. It’s good to have those guys in the changing room, it keeps spirits high and keep it light.”
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In any dressing room it is vital that teams have characters in their who are able to lift moral during difficult periods over the course of a season, and the Blues certainly appear to have a player who is able to provide that in Davis, following his team-mates’ comments.
Davis is currently in his sixth season with the Blues since making the move from Wolves in the summer of 2014, which makes him one of Birmingham’s most experienced players and he has certainly shown real leadership qualities out on the field during his time at St Andrews.
The midfielder will be hoping to get more starts for Birmingham during the rest of the campaign, and the attitude he has shown off the field at times when he has been left out of the starting line-up shows that he is exactly the sort of player you need in the dressing room to achieve success.