The Good, the Bad and the Packwood

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October 18, 2013 by bluenosebible

The Good

Jesse Lingard has extended his loan spell with Birmingham City for a further two months.

Jesse+Lingard+Birmingham+City+v+Bolton+Wanderers+SwAiyksoqorlThe England U21 international will stay at St. Andrews until 14th December, including Blues’ away trip to Bournemouth.

Lingard has impressed since joining last month with five goals in four appearances.

The highly rated attacking midfielder scored four goals on his debut against Sheffield Wednesday and scored the final goal in a 4-0 win over Millwall.

The England U21 international played 35 minutes in England U21s’ 4-0 away victory over San Marino last Friday, but was an unused in Tuesday’s win against Lithuania at Portman Road.

The Bad

Jonathon Spector is expected to be out of action until after Christmas following another injury set back.

imagesljhfffggThe versatile American picked up a thigh injury in training and Clark isn’t too confident about his chances of playing in the next two months.

In an interview with Birmingham Mail, Clark revealed his disappointment about another injury setback for Spector.

“It was reminiscent of the one he got just before the play-offs the other season.

“It’s a shame because Jon has done really well for us, in various positions.

“He pulled up in training when going for a sprint.

The Packwood

Blues’ defender Will Packwood has joined Bristol Rovers on a one month loan deal.

hi-res-150491078_display_imageThe American is set to be thrown straight into the starting line-up for the Pirates against Wycombe Wanderers tomorrow at the Memorial Ground.

A double broken leg fracture suffered against Leeds at Elland Road in January saw the centre back/ right back out of action for nine months.

Lee Clark spoke of his desire to send Packwood out of loan last month in a bid to progress his rehabilitation from injury.

Since Packwood’s return to action, the academy graduate has played twice for the Birmingham City Development Squad, scoring one goal against Burnley.

The U20 international will now join up with Jon Ward’s side, who currently sit 20th in the League Two table, until the 16th November.

By Oliver Osborn (The Bluenose Bible)


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