Birmingham City Plot Player Return

Birmingham City are keen to bring Plymouth Argyle defender Dan Scarr back to St Andrew’s, according to Football Insider.

The 29-year-old joined the Blues in 2017 after impressing at non-league Stourbridge. However, he failed to make a league appearance and made the short move to Walsall in 2019.

It was at the Saddlers where he found his feet in the EFL. His performances in League Two eventually saw Plymouth take an interest in 2021, and he joined the south coast-based outfit after rejecting a new contract at Walsall. The centre-back featured heavily for the Pilgrims during their League One title win in 2023 before also helping them avoid relegation from the Championship last season.

For Birmingham though, it was a season to forget as they suffered the drop to the third tier, a division they have not played in since 1995. It is claimed that they are hoping to tempt Scarr back to the club as they target immediate promotion. With the player now entering the final year of his contract, the report states that he would be more than affordable.

The West Midlanders appointed Chris Davies as the permanent successor to Tony Mowbray earlier this month. The ex-Tottenham Hotspur coach will now look to build a squad capable of pushing for a top two finish, with his first signing already confirmed.

Experienced goalkeeper Ryan Allsop has already agreed to join the project, despite enjoying a regular starting berth at Hull City last season. The 32-year-old featured in 37 of the Tigers’ 46 league games, but opted to join Birmingham after growing up as a Blues’ supporter:

“It feels like the right fit for me at the right time,” he said upon joining. “Hopefully, I can help the club get back to where it belongs.

“I’m a boyhood Birmingham City fan and as soon as I knew there was interest, it was something that I wanted to explore. It is a club very close to my heart.”

Writer’s View

Scarr has enjoyed a steady upwards trajectory in his career since departing Birmingham for the first time, so it’s easy to see why they would target him. He is a player that has already enjoyed success in League One and would offer a degree of experience as Davies targets a brief stay in the division.

It looks as if the new boss is looking to seal his business early to give him the best possible chance of starting the new season strongly. It does appear as if he is going to be backed by the board and they could take some stopping.

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