Josh Dacres-Cogley has confirmed that he is set to leave Birmingham City this summer.
The defender has spent ten years with the Blues, having originally joined the club as a 15-year-old.
After working his way through the youth ranks, Dacres-Cogley has gone on to make 30 appearances in all competitions for Birmingham, after breaking into the senior setup in 2016.
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Dacres-Cogley previously spent time on loan with Crawley Town in League Two during the 2019/20 campaign, making 16 appearances during that stint, and the defender is now set to make his St Andrew’s exit a permanent one.
Now, with his contract at Birmingham set to expire now that the season has ended, Dacres-Cogley has announced that his time with the club has come to an end.
In a post confirming his departure on Instagram, the 25-year-old thanked those at the club for the opportunity given to him, insisting that Birmingham will always hold a place in his heart, and wishing the club all the best for the future.
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Birmingham finished this season 18th in the Championship table, with Dacres-Cogley featuring in just five league games across the course of the campaign.
This is likely to be something of a sad situation that Dacres-Cogley finds himself in at the minute.
Having spent so long at Birmingham, the defender will no doubt have wanted to go a long way with the club in the future, given the links he will have developed with the Blues.
But at 25-years-old, Dacres-Cogley is at the stage of his career where he needs to be playing football as much as possible, and his record this season suggests he is not going to get that if he stays at Birmingham.
As a result, it probably makes sense for Dacres-Cogley to move on this summer, and you would imagine there will be opportunities that do emerge for him over the course of the next few months as clubs look to secure a free agent with some Championship pedigree.