Opinion: Birmingham should make a January move for Lee Grant

According to a recent Football FanCast poll, the majority of Birmingham fans want a goalkeeper to be Garry Monk’s top priority in January, and a move for Manchester United’s Lee Grant could be perfect.

What’s the situation?

During the troublesome summer at St Andrew’s, David Stockdale was told by Monk that he had no future at the club, and he has since made two emergency loan deals to Southend United and¬†Wycombe Wanderers. Youngster¬†Connal Trueman then struggled when given a chance in the first two games at the start of the season, before 34-year-old Lee Camp came into the side.

The experienced stopper has been at fault for a number of goals conceded recently though and 60 per cent of those fans that answered our poll wanted Monk to target a new keeper in January.

These feelings could have been confounded on Sunday as the Blues conceded four against their arch-rivals Aston Villa, keeping them at 12th in the Championship table.

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Experienced stopper

Monk then should look to another experienced stopper in Lee Grant. The 35-year-old was somewhat of a surprise signing for the Red Devils during the summer and he has since acted as the third-choice keeper behind David De Gea and Sergio Romero.

The former Stoke and Derby man though has only played once so far this season and he should look to force a move away in January if he wants to finish his career playing rather than sitting on the bench.

Grant proved during his time at Stoke that he is a top goalkeeper, and with over 350 Championship games under his belt he could be the perfect signing to guide Monk’s side through the rest of the season.

So, Birmingham fans, would you support a move for Grant in January? Have your say by voting in the poll below.

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