Birmingham City fell to a late defeat against Norwich City last night, meaning they haven’t won since the opening day of the season.
Despite the recent blip under Aitor Karanka, there was no place in the squad for David Davis. And, that has been the case since the Spaniard arrived, as he has yet to include the midfielder in the 18 for a game.
There was a hope that the former Wolves man would secure a move away in the recent window, with the boss admitting that he was open to letting Davis, and fellow outcast Maikel Kieftenbeld leave. However, the deadline passed and no move had happened.
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It means the 29-year-old is still with the club and whilst he’s training with the first-team, he is a long way away from getting minutes on the pitch.
Blues were very busy when it came to strengthening their squad after Karanka was appointed and several midfielders came through the door.
With Adam Clayton and Mikel San Jose joining to compete with Ivan Sunjic and Gary Gardner for those defensive midfield positions, it’s obvious that Davis is going to have a battle to get into the XI. And, it doesn’t bode well for him that Kieftenbeld was selected for a much-changed side that lost to Cambridge in the League Cup last month, with Davis again not involved.
So, even with Clayton set to serve a one-game ban this weekend, David Davis seems a long way away from the Birmingham side.
In theory, injuries and impressing in training could see him force his way into Karanka’s plans but realistically it’s likely that he has played his last game in royal blue considering his contract is up in the summer.