Long back at Birmingham
Almost five weeks ago, Birmingham City, somewhat surprisingly, announced that Kevin Long, who then had signed from Burnley in January, had been released.
He’d appeared to have settled in well at St. Andrew’s and won himself a regular place in the side. All reports suggested he’d played well for them so it was a departure that was somewhat unexpected.
Today, Birmingham have announced that he has returned having agreed terms on a new one-year contract and will be reporting back for pre-season.
Long said: “I am delighted to be signing back. Obviously, coming here in January, I had gone some time without playing football so in the beginning it was a bit tough. But all the lads made me welcome and the head coach was great along with his staff.
“Coming into the summer, I was out of contract, there were other offers on the table but I just think that I enjoyed my time here, I enjoyed working under the gaffer and enjoyed working with the players. After weighing it up, I thought I would be happy going back and making more progress.
“I can’t wait to get going. For the team this year, I want us to finish higher up the table. I am a firm believer that if we work hard and get a group of players together that we can achieve whatever goals you put out.”
Long made his Birmingham debut on 14th January in a 4-2 defeat at Bristol City and he went on to play twenty games for them and scored twice in their FA Cup win at Forest Green and in a league win at home against Rotherham.Follow UpTheClarets:
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