Harry Redknapp hasn’t had much time to assess his squad ahead of the summer transfer window, but one thing is for sure and that is he will no doubt allow players to prove themselves.
That is vitally important for any side, but more so with the Blues, because it is solidarity they need now if the club wants to push up the table and potentially challenge the big dogs in the Championship next season.
This means the boss should give youngsters an opportunity or two during the normally-hectic pre-season schedule that teams arrange in preparation for the new campaign.
It doesn’t do much harm in usual circumstances and, in fact, is more beneficial as in the past we’ve seen some of the division’s greatest players get given their chance in the build-up to the season.
So baring that in mind, here are TWO Birmingham City wonderkids that will be desperate to impress Redknapp in pre-season….