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Transfer Flashback: Clayton Donaldson leaves Birmingham City

Transfer Flashback: Clayton Donaldson leaves Birmingham City

Birmingham City fans have warmed to Che Adams in recent times at St Andrew’s but plenty of fans will remember Clayton Donaldson’s stint at the club. 

The forward was a great servant to Birmingham City Football Club as he always gave his all on the field, but age got the better of him in the end as he joined Sheffield United on the 31st of August 2017.

Some supporters were very sad to see him leave St Andrew’s as they took to Twitter to express their disappointment over the club’s announcement.

Clayton Donaldson joined Birmingham City from Brentford in 2014 and he immediately displayed his goalscoring ability as he bagged against the likes of Ipswich Town and Cambridge United. But, things didn’t go to plan after that as he struggled to ensure consistency in front of goal, which frustrated him.

Nevertheless, he managed to produce an impressive 16 goals in all competitions during his first season at St Andrew’s, which helped him secure a place in the hearts of many supporters.

He enjoyed an even better season next time round in terms of his all-round play as he produced 11 goals and 11 assists in all competitions, which included a hat-trick against Bristol City. The Blues secured a mid-table finish thanks to Clayton Donaldson as he ended the season as the club’s top scorer.

However, his last season at the club wasn’t as memorable as he only managed to score six goals in 24 appearances, which can be put down to an injury and offering very little at the pinnacle of the attack.

Indeed, supporters will always remember Donaldson at St Andrew’s as he became a star during his first two seasons, but in the end age and injuries managed to get the better of him.

Birmingham City fans, was Donaldson the best striker at the club before Che Adams? Join the discussion by commenting down below!

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