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Birmingham City: Jacques Maghoma returning to full training

Birmingham City: Jacques Maghoma returning to full training

Birmingham City are hoping that Jacques Maghoma will return to full training next week, as reported by the club’s official website

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Maghoma picked up a calf injury during the Blues’ opening day victory against Brentford, coming off in the 88th minute, as per WhoScored.

The Democratic Republic of Congo international had been back in training before suffering a slight setback, though his workload is set to rise again next week while being closely monitored.

Maghoma displayed how direct he can be during the Brentford match, having completed four dribbles, which was the highest of any other player on the pitch alongside Dan Crowley.

The 31-year-old started 35 Championship matches last season, coming on as a substitute seven times, scoring six goals and assisting another five.

During that campaign, he averaged 1.1 key passes, 0.8 dribbles, 0.5 crosses and 75.6% of all the passes he attempted.

He also made a fairly good defensive contribution last season of 1.4 tackles, 0.6 interceptions and 0.4 clearances per game.

With Jefferson Montero now injured, this is perhaps the ideal time for Maghoma to be making his comeback, with Pep Clotet likely hoping the DR Congo international will be able to make his return to competitive action soon.

The 31-year-old should definitely be able to make an impact once he has completed his comeback, whether that is starting games or coming off the bench, as he displayed last campaign.

Birmingham fans, will Maghoma get straight back into the starting line up? Join the discussion by commenting below…

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