Birmingham City: Some fans desperate to see Miguel Fernandez play for the first team

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Some Birmingham City fans are desperate to see young Miguel Fernandez get drafted into the club’s first-team soon.

Fernandez, currently 19, found the back of the net for the Blues Under-23s side last night in the side’s game against Crewe Alexandra. The young Spaniard has also scored for the club in the Under-23’s games against Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers.

Fernandez’s goal last night saw Crewe give away a silly foul due to a back-pass to the goalkeeper. Fernandez’s team-mate Jack Concannon set him up to help him fire into the back of the net.

This sent many Birmingham City fans into a frenzy and they want to see the youngster play in the first-team or at least be on the bench.

Fernandez had joined Birmingham from Spanish club Cornella on a free transfer on a six-month deal this past summer.

The youngster is a midfielder by trade, but can also play as a forward whenever a need arises. He is a product of the Cornella youth academy and made the move to the Blues after a successful trial last season.

Fernandez had made one senior team appearance for Cornella last season and during his time there, he was coached by current Birmingham Under-23s boss Xavi Calm. Cornella is currently Birmingham’s sister club in Spain.

Some more City fans begged for the club to put the Spaniard on the bench.

What do we think?

Pep Clotet’s men have not scored enough goals this season. The Blues have found the back of the net only 16 times in the Championship – the second-lowest in the league. Only Wigan Athletic and Middlesbrough have scored fewer times than them.

Indeed, that isn’t a good sign. Lukas Jutkiewicz is the club’s highest scorer with just four goals to his name. This shows that the club needs an impetus of some extra goals. Fernandes is high on the confidence and he would bring an injection of freshness into the attack. If things keep going this way, Clotet could consider drafting him into the first-team.

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