A sleeping giant may finally be starting to stir at St Andrew’s, as Birmingham City finally secured their first win of the season when they travelled to Elland Road at the weekend and took three points against previously unbeaten league leaders, Leeds United.
For Garry Monk’s side, the win ended a run of four draws and moved the Blues up to 17th in the table, with keeper Lee Camp making his seventh appearance of the season.
For the 34-year-old it was another chance to continue to show a return to form for a player who has been in the doldrums for a few seasons now.
So is Camp finally proving the doubters wrong?
Lee Camp has always been somewhat dependable, but form and lack of playing time, especially during his spell at Sunderland, people had a negative impression.
Camp is showing signs of the form he once had that made him one of the hottest properties in the Championship.
And in the process, he is helping Birmingham to slowly gather momentum and move them up the league.
By doing what? Having a couple of good games?
If he wasn’t a half-decent keeper, he wouldn’t have forged the career he has.
The doubters see a fumble or a drop once every few weeks and that is where he needs to prove a point.
If he goes ten, twenty games without a howler, then maybe he will prove a few people wrong.
Camp, after being heavily criticised by Birmingham fans, was solid for Leeds in goal on Saturday and is definitely starting to prove his doubters wrong.
I think his form at the start of the season was slow, but that’s natural for a player who hasn’t played consistently for a while.