Ahead of Blues derby clash with their near neighbours across the expressway, Che Adams has been awarded the SKY Bet Championship player of the month award for February on the back of a six goal accumulation which included a hat trick at QPR and brace against Blackburn Rovers during that period.
Adam’s has been the most improved player at Blues since the appointment of Garry Monk last February who has helped transform the rather inconsistent forward of old into a player who has netted 21 league goals in 35 appearances already this season.
As Blues look forward to the second city derby at St Andrew’s this Sunday dinnertime, Che told the official website “It’s an honour to receive this award, I’m really grateful. I’ve felt good and confident in front of goal and I managed to be clinical during the month.”
Although Blues have not faired well against their city rivals since they were relegated to the Championship in 2016, the spirit and togetherness that Garry Monk has created within the squad since has seen Blues punch well above their weight this season and a victory against Sunday’s opponents cannot be ruled out. And dependant on the punishment that is meted out by the EFL regarding a points deduction; Blues could well find themselves finish above the big spenders from Aston.
Speaking about the excellent job Monk has done, Adams continued; “We are a really united team at Birmingham, everyone does their bit. We all have a good understanding of what our roles are and I’m benefitting from that, as well as regular game time.”