Plenty more to come from Smith, says Gunn

Korey Smith became the second home-produced teenager to be given his first team break by Bryan Gunn at the weekend - and the City boss believes there's more to come from his midfield dynamo.

Korey Smith became the second home-produced teenager to be given his first team break by Bryan Gunn at the weekend - and the City boss believes there's more to come from his midfield dynamo.

Having seen striker Luke Daley, 19, get two run-outs as a sub in February, 18-year-old Smith joined Tom Adeyemi, 17, on the bench at Birmingham fortnight ago.

But he had to wait until eight minutes from time before stepping out at a ground where he has been more used to leading out the reserve team, which he now skippers.

"It was great to get one of our Academy players on to the pitch and he got a tremendous ovation from the fans," said Gunn.


You may also want to watch:


"It's one of those opportunities I would have rather it came on a more positive occasion, but I think he showed he has certainly got appetite, he has got commitment and he could turn out to be an excellent player for this football club.

"He has made his debut now, he has had a taste of what it is to be in and around the first team. Every time he has joined us for training he has trained well, every time he has played in the youth team he has played well, every time he has played in the reserves he has played well, so I think even for the short time he was on the pitch he has shown that he can have a career in this game."

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus