Saturday's 1-1 draw with Millwall was an important moment in Jake Clarke-Salter's career.
He not only ended the day with a much needed equalizer, his first goal in a jersey from Birmingham City. He also started with great confidence when Pep Clotet kept him on the grid.
A solid performance that matched his goal drew the attention of the EFL, who named the 22-year-old alongside her team of the week alongside Aleksandar Mitrovic and Leeds & # 39; Mateusz Klich.
We asked the Blues fans what they did with the Chelsea lending boy – and the topic is one of the topics of growing self-confidence.
@elwell_alan: He was solid, hopefully his injury is not that bad because he played well too
Cliff Meason: Well done, Clarke-salter, deserves.
Dan Lewis: Clarke-Salter, the absolute beast in the back
Roger Ball: Good potential
Bryn Oliver: The first team of the good young defender all day long
Pep Clotet made a big decision when he let Harlee Dean wait for his call back from Birmingham City on Saturday.
Despite the fact that Dean was available after his three-game suspension, the blues head coach decided to start the Millwall match with Marc Roberts and Jake Clarke-Salter.
The latter, loaned by Chelsea and more vulnerable to Dean's return, scored the blues tie in a 1-1 draw, while the former did not have such a happy afternoon after a quarter of a break.
That meant that Dean's spell on the bench lasted only 26 minutes – something Clotet did not know when he made his decision.
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Asked about the call, Clotet said it was not an unpleasant pre-game conversation, with Dean showing his suspension lead-even when he found out he had to keep his time.
"He understood that Jake and Robbo were doing very well," Clotet said.
"He took it very well, proof of a good captain performance. The fact that he understood that supported her and he knew that it was not an easy situation for me to decide.
"But he respected the fact that I wanted to be fair with the players who played for us and did well.
"He was ready to wait for his chance – and after a few minutes he was in. That's the game and he was there."
Here for the beer
The disappointment seems to be the overwhelming emotion among fans of Blackburn Rovers as well as fans of Birmingham City following the draw of the third round of the FA Cup on Monday night.
The blues have to deal with their competitors on the first weekend in January in St. Andrews.
Rovers fans are unhappy that they just missed the draw against their rival Burnley.
While blues fans have made suggestions to make the tie more attractive.
Here is a taste of these answers.
@ ryaneaton93: Let ST holders stay for free
@alexjhurley: Free for STH, £ 1 for all other places. Free beer. Could then get 10,000!
@adam_kerfoot: Adults for a tens!
@discoDA1875: I have to do it for a pound for adults and children.
Birmingham City is a third of the 2019-20 season – and the January transfer window is approaching. Josh Murray writes.
The first month of 2020 offers Pep Clotet and his opposing second-tier managers the opportunity to strengthen their squads for the remainder of the season.
Clotet has already talked about his plans for the window and the developed club strategy.
"The club is getting ready for any position, if anything should happen, we have a big team right now, so we have to deal with what we want to bring," he said.
"I know that the club is working very hard and our goals have already been selected. It's a pleasure for me to see it in a club.
"The club is as committed as possible to hire new people as early as possible in January."
So, who could the blues do that?
We've put together a list of players to which they were previously linked in a few weeks before opening the window.