Kyle Lafferty impressed on his debut for Birmingham City last night, after he opened the scoring for them against Brighton & Hove Albion.
Lafferty has joined Birmingham on loan from Norwich City until the end of the season, and it did not take the Northern Ireland international look to make an impression at St. Andrews.
The 28-year-old showed a poacher’s instinct to capitalise on an error from Brighton stopper David Stockdale and tap home from close range.
Birmingham have lacked a striker all season, but their supporters seem to believe that Lafferty has the ability to enhance the quality of their options up-front.
Imagine if we had Lafferty at games like Preston, Boro, Wolves away where we just could score— Adam Cope (@AdamCope_BCFC) April 6, 2016
Frustrating end to the season. New centre half, left back and lafferty needed for next season to fully target the playoffs #bcfc— Michael Edwards (@BcfcMichael) April 5, 2016
Lafferty is the striker we have always needed maybe not a 'outstanding goal' but a proper strikers goal #bcfc— MΔTTY (@Matty_bcfc4) April 5, 2016
Awkward moment when it's taken lafferty less time to score for blues than James Vaughan #bcfc— scott smith (@smithytilidie) April 5, 2016
If I've said it once I've said it a thousand times. Kyle Lafferty scores goals https://t.co/pJUhu96n5b— Jordan Davies (@jordandavies09) April 5, 2016
Lafferty scoring within 16 mins of his debut this is the calibre of striker we have needed all season ! #bcfc— Dylan (@DylanBloore1) April 5, 2016
Lafferty’s goal was not enough to send Birmingham to victory, as they let their lead slip against Chris Hughton’s side.
Brighton showed why they are challenging for promotion as goals from Lewis Dunk and Connor Goldson turned the match around in their favour.
Birmingham’s defeat surely ends their chances of achieving promotion, as Gary Rowett’s side are now 11 points adrift of the play off spaces.