It was a frustrating day for Birmingham on Saturday afternoon, as they were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw with Coventry at St Andrew’s.
Things had started well for the Blues, with Jeremie Bela’s penalty putting them ahead inside 20 minutes. However, Gustavo Hamer levelled for Coventry on the half-hour mark, which was enough to leave both sides with a point apiece from the game.
That results means that have won just one of their last nine league games, and sit 20th in the Championship table, just four points clear of the relegation zone.
Perhaps not surprisingly therefore, plenty of Birmingham fans were not entirely happy as they took to Twitter to give their thoughts on the game, and one man who came in for a fair amount of criticism, was Adam Clayton.
The midfielder, who was guilty of switching off to allow Coventry to keep the ball in play in the build-up to their goal, also produced an all-round disappointing display, struggling to link up with his teammates or make much of a defensive contribution before being substituted at half time, which did not go unnoticed by Birmingham’s fanbase.
Here, we take a look at what some of those supporters had to say about the 32-year-old’s latest performance.
Pretty sure Clayton was on the verge of retirement until we brought him in. We can see why. #bcfc
— Lewis (@Lewis_Dickenson) January 30, 2021
Kieftenbeld and Davis were twice the players Clayton is 💤 #bcfc
— James Gardner (@jamesbcfc7) January 30, 2021
Adam Clayton shouldn’t be anywhere near a football pitch. #bcfc
— Matthew Perry Ⓜ️ (@matthewperry9) January 30, 2021
Adam Clayton cost us that game #bcfc
— George (@bcfcgeorge03) January 30, 2021
Gardener already done 10x the amount of clayton #bcfc
— JW (@joewatson24) January 30, 2021
Clayton is the perfect example of why players like Kieftenbeld were still in the team after so many years & why there was a meltdown when we let him go. We’ve been making signings like this to try & improve the team for the last 3 or 4 years. Recruitment is pathetic #bcfc
— Josh MacDonald (@joshmac90) January 30, 2021
Adam Clayton here for his last pay cheque. Woeful. #bcfc
— Everything BCFC (@everythingbcfc) January 30, 2021