With eleven academy prospects in and around the current Birmingham City first team and ten of them in the last squad against West Brom, Blues may be calling on our youth players to play a part in the remaining 8 games. With relegation or a playoff push very unlikely, we might see Pep Clotet hand more chances to our young prospects.

With the board’s philosophy of promoting youth, we have seen an influx of youth players in the first-team squad over the last few seasons. This looks likely to continue next season and beyond. With the success of our U23s squad over the last few seasons, there is undoubtedly potential for our youth players to make the step up.

In this article I analyse all of Birmingham’s academy graduates over the last ten years and discuss; if they have been given enough minutes on the pitch, if they are of sufficient quality and if Blues have made money from them.