Birmingham City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge’s future at the club is in doubt due to specific clauses in his contract.

The 32-year-old has been at the club since 2020 when he signed from Cardiff City. However, he was sidelined for the first half of last season due to Covid hospitalisation.

Etheridge was straight back into the side as No.1 following Matjia Sarkic’s recall from Wolves.

Now, according to journalist Alan Nixon, his future is “clouded in doubt” due to clauses in his contract.

The clause is if he appears several more times for Blues he would require a pay rise which will no doubt be unfavoured by the current Blues ownership.

So far Etheridge has made 65 appearances for the club but there’s no specific mention of how many more games he can play before the rise is activated.

With Etheridge being the only senior goalkeeper at the club, it is certainly worrying that with the season kicking off in just over one month, Blues may have to rely on youngster Zach Jeacock to fill the void.

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