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Pedersen done: Now Birmingham City’s rebuild simply must continue

Birmingham City fans in the Transfer Tavern will be pleased their club has moved to sign Kristian Pedersen, but Blues fans will be hoping the Summer transfer business doesn’t end any time soon. 

Birmingham City have signed left-back Kristian Pederson from German side Union Berlin, for an undisclosed fee. The Blues have claimed they had to beat off the interest of several clubs to bring the Dane to St Andrew’s. A positive step, but Blues fans will want more business, as they wish to avoid yet another season battling against relegation.

After two successive 19th placed finish, Blues fans will be hoping for a new lease of life this season under Garry Monk. Pederson, who is deployed primarily as a left back but can play as a left winger, is something on an unknown quantity. He might work out, but like recent departure Cheick Keita, he could be a flop. Monk needs to really target certain areas of his side and bring in the necessary players to bring some smiles back onto the faces of the St Andrews faithful.

In Spaniard Jota and young talent Che Adams, Birmingham City do have some talented and exciting players at St Andrew’s. If the club can continue to add some quality to the squad, the Blue half of Birmingham may well have a much better season. Monk should consider bringing a proven Championship goalscorer to the club, to give them another lift going into the next campaign.

The Verdict:

Pederson is a start, but Birmingham need more. If this is the start of a spending spree from Monk, Blues fans can afford to go into next season cautiously optimistic about their chances. However, if Monk is only going to bring one or two more new faces in, it is hard to see Birmingham City achieving even a top half finish.

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