Birmingham City's 2014 final day heroes: Where are they now?

Callum Reilly celebrates after he scores Burton Albion's first goal

As Birmingham City face a tense fight against relegation, we catch up with the side that escaped relegation on the final day of the season back in 2014.

In 2014, Birmingham City fought back from two goals down draw with Bolton Wanderers and secure their Championship status. 

Another tense battle awaits the Blues, so let's find out what happened to that Lee Clark managed side:

Goalkeeper Darren Randolph and substitute Jordon Ibe are playing their football in English football’s top flight. The Republic of Ireland international has featured 22 times for Premier League strugglers West Ham United this season.

Bournemouth signed Ibe for a club-record fee in July. The former Liverpool winger, who came on in the 60th minute to have a hand in Birmingham's equaliser at the Macron Stadium, has struggled to put together a consistent run in Eddie Howe’s starting line-up since the start of October.

Emyr Huws and Tom Adeyemi are both attached to Championship club Cardiff City.

Huws has made 11 appearances for Ipswich Town since joining on-loan in January. The 23-year-old recently scored in the 3-1 win over promotion chasing Newcastle United.

Adeyemi has been a regular in Rotherham United’s starting-eleven following his temporary switch from the Bluebirds in the summer. He played 45 minutes in the Millers 1-1 draw with Birmingham earlier this month.

Blues academy product Callum Reilly is signed for Championship relegation battlers Burton Albion. The midfielder went on-loan to League One outfit Coventry City in the winter window. Reilly, 23, was on the bench for the Sky Blues 1-1 draw with Charlton Athletic which saw them relegated to League Two.

Birmingham favourite Paul Caddis could also taste relegation from the third tier with Bury this season. The right-back, who scored the dramatic 93rd minute equaliser against Bolton, has been ever-present for the Shakers following his arrival on a free transfer in February. He is managed by former Birmingham boss Lee Clark.

Forward Lee Novak is also plying his trade in League One. The former Huddersfield Town man hasn’t scored for Charlton Athletic since October.

The man who set up Nikola Zigic’s goal at the Macron is now playing non-league football. Mitch Hancox’s Macclesfield Town side sit in 9th place in the Conference Premier. The 23-year-old bagged a hat-trick in the Silkmen’s 4-2 win over Boreham Wood at the start of the month.

Chris Burke, Jonathan Spector and Federico Macheda have taken their talents outside of English football.

Former Scotland international, Burke, has missed most of Scottish Premiership side Ross County’s season through illness.

In contrast, Spector has enjoyed a dream start in the MLS with newcomers Orlando City. His team have won four of their opening five fixtures, including a 1-0 debut win against a New York City side featuring David Villa and Andrea Pirlo.

Macheda has also made an impact for Serie B outfit Novara following arrival in December. The Italian forward has scored five goals in fifteen appearances, netting a brace in their recent 3-2 win over Forsinone.

Hayden Mullins and Nikola Zigic have since hung up their playing boots. Mullins took up the under-23’s assistant coach role with Premier League club Watford after retiring with Notts County in 2015. The former West Ham United midfielder now works alongside Harry Kewell for the Hornets.

The only member of this team to still play for the Blues is veteran Paul Robinson. The 38-year-old has clocked up over 150 appearances for the club in just under five years.

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