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It looks as if some doubt is finally creeping into his mind.
And depending on who you ask, that’s either a really good thing or a really bad thing. Fulham’s goal on the weekend came as a result of yet another horrendous error by Blues goalkeeper Lee Camp.
Although he insisted that there was a foul on defender Marc Roberts whilst the ball was up in the air, Blues manager Pep Clotet spoke after the game and said that he would have to consider whether or not there was indeed any blame that could be attached to Camp on this situation:
“I need to speak with Darryl [Flahavan] the goalkeeper coach and ask his opinion but you would take it that the ‘keeper needs to catch that ball or put it out.”
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It’s no secret if you’re a regular to FFC that Camp has been the subject of much debate on these pages due to the number of points that he continues to cost the Blues, and it’s something that even the fans have questioned throughout the campaign.
He’s been an ever-present figure this term and after making mistakes against Leeds United, Derby County, Wigan Athletic and now this one against Fulham, it looks as if Clotet is finally starting to realise that he might not be up to the task after all.
This latest error could not have come at a worse time for Camp with the international break upon us.
Now the club have two weeks to really sit down and think about the goalkeeping situation, not just for this season, but for the long term as well. Birmingham have got a couple of young goalkeepers on their books like Moha Ramos and Connal Trueman, who will both be eager to try and make that breakthrough into the first team.
If the Blues are to make a change, now is the best time to do it. Give them a full two weeks of getting used to the first team, a nice settling in period and then they’ll be ready to go when the club returns in a fortnight to face Huddersfield.