BIRMINGHAM RECALL AMARI'I BELL
Blues recall Bell
mansfieldtown.net, 18th August 2014
Young left-back Amari’i Bell has been recalled by Birmingham City.
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The 20-year-old, who was expected to stay at One Call Stadium until the New Year, featured regularly for us during pre-season and had spells on loan at both Nuneaton Town and Kidderminster Harriers last term, but was unable to find a starting place in the opening three matches of the season.
Speaking at today's press meeting, skipper/assistant-manager, Adam Murray said: “This only happened on Sunday, so that puts us back in to really low numbers.”
Everyone at the club would like to wish Amari’i the very best of success in his future career.
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Lee Clark: Outgoing Birmingham City loans must work for both sides
birminghammail.co.uk, Aug 21, 2014, By Colin Tattum
Blues boss urges outgoing loan players to earn their place at their new clubs after recalling Amari'i Bell from Mansfield due to lack of game time
Lee Clark has insisted that outgoing loans have to be right for Birmingham City.
And the manager added that his players sent out to gain experience also have to earn their keep at new clubs.
Amari’i Bell was recalled from loan to Mansfield Town this week after being overlooked for a starting place in their opening three games.
The 20-year-old defender, who made his senior Blues debut last season, has improved season on season.
But Blues are keen for him to gain more competitive experience, after loans in the previous campaign to Nuneaton Town and Kidderminster Harriers.
“It defeated the objective,” explained Clark.
“But that’s Mansfield’s and Paul Cox’s prerogative. I don’t put any stipulation on what the players have got to do.
“I will just make a decision the way I have. We just felt he wasn’t getting enough game time. He hadn’t got any minutes at all in the competitive stuff so it was defeating the objective.
“We send him out to get experience, to play in must-win games, and he wasn’t doing that.
“So he has come back to play for us and if there is another possibility out there, we will look at it.
“The thing Amari’i has to realise as well is that just because he gets signed from Birmingham City to a lower league club it doesn’t give him a divine right to play.
“He has got to force his way into the manager’s plans and that goes for all of the youngsters. They are throwing the gauntlet down to them that they have to force their way in and then play in the team.
“Just because they are going on loan from us doesn’t automatically give them a way into the team.
“On the other hand, we have (goalkeeper) Nick Townsend who plays in an impressive 2-1 win for Lincoln at Barnet on Saturday, who have started the season well, and (winger) Koby Arthur comes off the bench and scores the winner for Cheltenham.
“So those two are working, they are getting out of it and giving us what we want from the loans. spoke to Mark Yates and he is really impressed by Koby, so he will play lots of games there.
“And Nick has carried on his outstanding form he had at Lincoln last year. That frustrates us even more in that we haven’t got him in at a Football League club.”
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