Leeds United could have signed Kyle Lafferty, is Birmingham goal inevitable?

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Norwich loanee Kyle Lafferty takes on Leeds United with Birmingham tomorrow night.

Earlier this year it seemed inevitable Leeds United would sign Kyle Lafferty on loan to bolster their strike force.

Amid suggestions he was Elland Road bound in January, Laffety even commented on Twitter to say he was 'overwhelmed' with the desire of supporters for him to clinch the move, the Eastern Daily Press reported.

Leeds head coach Steve Evans confirmed to the BBC that talks were ongoing between the Whites and Norwich. The Mirror reported in February that a deal could still be struck.

The switch was not to be, and last month Lafferty ended a frustrating season at Norwich by moving on loan to Birmingham City.

The 28-year-old scored on his debut for the Blues a week ago in a 2-1 loss to Brighton, and while he was not on target in a 2-0 win over Reading at the weekend, it is perhaps inevitable he will be on the scoresheet when he takes on Leeds United on Tuesday night.

Leeds are struggling for confidence having gained just one point from their last four games, and are 11 points behind Birmingham in the Championship table.

Lafferty is aiming to boost his match fitness and sharpness ahead of a big role for Northern Ireland at Euro 2016, after helping them qualify for the tournament.

Playing in front of home support at St Andrew's in front of a side which were reluctant to shell out on his wages, with Steve Evans telling BBC Radio Leeds last month that Lafferty's demands were disproportionate to the rest of the squad.

Occasionally you get what you pay for, and Lafferty will be keen to prove his worth tomorrow night.

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