Jake Clarke-Salter’s loan deal has been extended until the end of the current season. His initial loan deal was due to expire on 30th June which would have seen him miss the final 7 games of the championship season.

After failing to agree another deal with Michael Morrison, Blues have had to rely on a Marc Roberts and Harlee Dean partnership. Dean and Roberts have had a largely successful season at the back, with Clarke-Salter appearing in cup games and occasionally in the league.

Clarke-Salter has forged his way into the Blues starting 11 after spending most of the season on the bench due to a Marc Roberts injury. When playing, Clarke-Salter has looked increasingly impressive at the back and has proved solid. Most recently against West Bromwich Albion he impressed defensively managing to diffuse many West Brom attacks in a game that Blues looked very solid. 

Going into the final games of the season Clarke-Salter will offer Clotet some much needed squad depth and will most likely feature in many of the games left. The England U21 captain has played a vital role this season for Blues and will, no doubt, go on to have a long and successful footballing career for club and country.