Blues recall Bell from loan

Birmingham have recalled youngster Amari'i Bell from his loan spell at non-league Nuneaton.

Last Updated: 09/12/13 at 18:02 Post Comment

Lee Clark: Brought Amari'i Bell back to St Andrew's

Lee Clark: Brought Amari'i Bell back to St Andrew's

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 19-year-old left-back joined the high-flying Skrill Premier club on a youth loan in the summer and was due to remain until January.

He made a total of 19 league starts during the stint, the latest of which came in Saturday's 1-0 victory at Hereford.

But Blues boss Lee Clark has been forced to recall the talented youngster after Mitch Hancox sustained a knee injury in the latter stages of Birmingham's 2-2 draw against Middlesbrough in the Championship on Saturday.

Hancox was replaced in injury time by Kyle Bartley, who duly headed home a last-gasp leveller, and is currently awaiting news on the extent of the problem.

It is the second time Bell has been recalled to St Andrew's this season, with the teenager returning in late September only to be allowed to go back to Nuneaton a week later.

Meanwhile, teenage winger Demarai Gray has signed his first professional contract at Birmingham.

The 17-year-old is the latest Academy graduate at St Andrew's to be handed pro terms having progressed through the ranks at the Midlands outfit, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Birmingham-born Gray has been with the club since the age of seven and made his first-team bow as a late substitute in a 4-0 Championship victory over Millwall in October.

He was then introduced as a first-half substitute at Derby before making his full Blues debut in last month's 1-0 home defeat to Charlton.

Gray has so far made a total of five appearances for Birmingham this term.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

FIFA president Sepp Blatter welcomes U.S investigations

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has issued a statement welcoming investigations by U.S and Swiss authorities

FIFA face FBI criminal investigation as indictment alleges 'generations of bribery and corruption'

The FBI have outlined details of their damning 47-count indictment in their FIFA criminal investigation.

Mario Balotelli will remain at Liverpool, says Mino Raiola

Mario Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola has revealed that the striker will not be leaving Anfield this summer.

Mail Box

Vidic Is Part Of United's 'Budget XI'

We have post-2000 budget XIs on behalf of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs. Plus gaelic football, FIFA, more awards and the majesty of Il Fenomeno...

Europa League: Hardly The AIA Cup

A Spurs fan definitely isn't bothered his side aren't in the Europa League final tonight. Also, a warning about Michael Laudrup, and how to build a team with less than £20m.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company