Samir Carruthers has said his aim this season is to get more pitch time in the first team, failing that he’d like a loan spell to increase is experience.
Speaking to the Birmingham Mail the 19 year old just expressed his desire to be on the pitch more after tasting action in the dying ends of last season – but he trusts Paul Lambert will steer him right.
‘I’ve got to try and cement my own place in the first team, or maybe go out on loan. I just need as many games as I can. That’s what every player has to do. I’m pleased with the progress I’ve been making and hopefully the gaffer likes what he sees.’
Carruthers adds as this is his first proper season of being considered a first team squad player, that it’s been brilliant to be involved with the pre season campaign, and spending time with the more senior lads in training as it can only help him to improve further and grow into the player we all hope he will become.
I’m not 100% sure that Carruthers will play that big a part this season, but I can certainly see him viewing a loan spell plus 5 or so starts, with another 10 or so introductions from the bench as being a success for this campaign.
Like all the youngsters, let him come in without any pressure and grow into the role – if he can show that he has a final ball at the top level, and not just the fact he’s tricky on it and will draw out freekicks for us around the box – that’ll be a huge boost for us, and will provide Lambert with a great addition option as he’s more naturally a tricky winger than anybody else currently involved in the first team and that change of pace upfront from the wings, will serve us well as he showed glimpses of in his appearances in the season we’ve mostly forgot.
Samir Carruthers Forum Thread.
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