Birmingham City head coach Steve Cotterill has told BBC Sport that he is looking to sign a 20-goal a season striker.

While the Blues have had plenty of ups and downs over the last few years, one thing they have lacked is a goalscorer that can get to that magical 20 goal mark. In fact, the last time any Birmingham player scored twenty goals in a season was all the way back in 1995 when Steve Claridge managed to get that amount. But since that, even though there have been Birmingham sides that have got promoted to the Premier League, no Blues player has scored 20 goals.

And Cotterill wants to sign a 20 goal a season striker in the January transfer window to make sure that piece of trivia gets consigned to the history books. But while he thinks it would be key for their battle against relegation to sign one, he admits that it is going to be a very tough task.

He said: “We’re trying to find a 20-goal striker, but they are very, very difficult to come by,”

“And they are even more difficult to come by when we are in the situation we are in.

“You’d have to ask two questions. Number one. Is he for sale? Number two. Would he want to come to a team who’s struggling?

“What this club hasn’t had for probably at least four years here is someone who scores 20 goals. The only person I can remember getting even 15-plus would be Clayton Donaldson.”


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