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Birmingham City: Maxime Colin could be available against Swansea City

Birmingham City: Maxime Colin could be available against Swansea City

Birmingham City defender Maxime Colin could be available to face Swansea City on the weekend, as reported by The Birmingham Mail.

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Colin missed Blues’ 2-0 win against Barnsley after suffering from a tight hamstring following the Nottingham Forest match.

Speaking about the Frenchman, Pep Clotet said: “Max felt a little bit of tightness on his hamstring after Saturday. He had a scan and it didn’t show anything to worry about, so he should be available in a few days.”

Colin played the full 90 minutes during each of the three matches he has featured in this campaign, as per WhoScored.

He has averaged 2 tackles, 0.7 interceptions and 2 clearances per game, while also winning 1.7 aerial duels on average.

The 27-year-old’s pass success rate is only 68.1% and he plays 1.7 long balls per game, though he has shown he can have a cutting edge with the balls he plays to his teammates, as he averages 1.3 key passes.

However, Colin has some tough competition to overcome if he is to regain his place in the side, with Wes Harding being named Man of the Match by WhoScored, having assisted Lukas Jutkiewicz for Blues’ first goal against Barnsley in the Frenchman’s absence.

Colin has given a pretty good showing of himself so far this season, though even if he is available for the Swansea game he could struggle to get into the starting line up.

Whether the Frenchman gets picked or not, it is a boost for Clotet that he is available, as it means he has competition for places which should push each player to perform better – also it means Birmingham can actually have a defender on the bench, which wasn’t the case against Barnsley.

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