Lee Bowyer gives update on Dion Sanderson’s lack of game time

The Wolverhampton Wanderers starlet is yet to start a league game for Bowyer’s side

When Dion Sanderson’s signing was announced back in July, it had Blues fans buzzing.

A young centre-back that had just lit the world up in the league below and is highly thought of by his parent club, coming in to solidify an area of the field that has always plagued them.

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And yet as we move past the halfway point of September he’s still been unable to break into the side, but through absolutely no fault of his own.

When the season began he was nursing an injury so was never going to be involved but since regaining fitness, that same back-line that had posed a real issue for so long has now become the strength of this Birmingham City side, keeping more clean sheets than any other team in the league.

Whilst it’s fantastic for fans of the Blues, it’s disappointing for a young lad that came to St Andrew’s to get minutes.

Though, with that said, Bowyer says the 21-year-old understands the situation and is still very happy within the group.

Speaking ahead of the Fulham game he said, “I think he’s enjoying it. I like to think he’s enjoying it. All the players that come to us should enjoy our training every day and Dion is no different.”

“It’s been difficult because he came and he was injured and our strength at the moment is clean sheets.

“We’ve conceded three goals in six games, someone said to me it’s the best record in the division, I could be wrong.

“For us to do that, it’s difficult for Dion to then move someone aside but I’ll come back to what I said earlier, there’s 40 games to go - he’ll play games there’s no doubt about that.”

The Birmingham fans won’t mind waiting a little longer to see him don the royal blue if it means their side are staying successful on the pitch but when his league debut does come around - expect him to take his opportunity with both hands.