It might just be worth keeping one eye on The Emirates tomorrow. Probably on the Blues bench, but then you never know…
Because chat to the boys on the beat over in Brum and old Ferret has pretty good authority that our Tiny could be coming in from the cold tomorrow against the Gunners.
That all of a sudden, he's not such a spare part after all; that with Radhi Jaidi off with Tunisia in the African Cup of Nations and the on-loan Brazilian Rafael Schmitz still struggling with injury, Blues boss Alex McLeish might be looking again at the whole Taylor scenario.
Remember this is the same player that couldn't get a ticket to Huddersfield Town in the FA Cup last weekend; that a 16-year-old got a nod in front of him.
In fact, he said exactly that in the Birmingham Mail tonight – that Martin Taylor could yet still be at St Andrew's come February 1.
“It is possible he could move on before the end of the window, but it is also possible he could stay,” said Gunny's one-time Dons pal, as he discovers just how few other options he has as Ms Brady and Co keep such a tight grip on the purse strings.
She's the one still holding out for a bigger and better deal – that and hawking the boy to any other bidder after Rangers took their F1 cash elsewhere.
There is, said McLeish, suitors out there. What there isn't – on his part – is any ill-will towards Taylor.
“There is still interest in the big fella. He is still under contract to Birmingham,” he told the Mail, revealing that the Canary loan star has still been putting a shift in in training – hence his place in the squad bound later today for The Emirates.
“Martin has been involved in every training session with us – there has been no falling out or anything like that,” said McLeish.
“The big fella' knows what football is like. Business is business,” added the Blues chief, with both Ipswich and Leicester City reported to be on his tail and out to rain on Norwich's parade – even if our new Bulgarian friend ends his 'trial' spell with a signature on the dotted line.
“If we had done something before now, it's likely he wouldn't be in the squad but he is still here and I've got the capacity to choose anyone who is still on the books and I think he has done well enough in training to merit his inclusion in the squad.”
So, there we go folks. 'Tiny' gets a gig at The Emirates tomorrow and he could still be going precisely nowhere this window.
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