Attacking options not a concern for Clotet
Head coach Pep Clotet believes Birmingham City have enough attacking options to cope with any injuries to their two recognised strikers.
Blues have been left short up front after deciding to cash in on last season’s topscorer Che Adams, who moved to Southampton, while Isaac Vassell was allowed to join to Cardiff City.
Birmingham brought in Alvaro Gimenez from Almeria to replace one of the pair but failed in their pursuit of another attacker.
They tried to land Dwight Gayle, Benik Afobe and George Puscas towards the end of the transfer window but failed to persuade any of the trio to move to St Andrew’s.
Clotet has played down the significance of only having two strikers on the books for the first half of the season, with Gimenez and Lukas Jutkiewicz his solitary options to lead the line.
The Spanish tactician says he has enough options in his squad to cope if anything were to happen to either Gimenez or Jutkiewicz.
“I understand the game, for us, as a two or a three [front-line],” Clotet told BirminghamLive. “Alvaro obviously only just came, but he’s gelling. You have to think that he will develop and get better with the team as well, because they’re getting to know each other.
“That goes for all the other players who came in late; it wasn’t an easy pre-season. We’ve picked up enough points despite the situation.”