'He'll start against Aston Villa': Birmingham fans react to Carl Jenkinson's FA Cup display

Fans brave the cold and take there shirts off during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Birmingham City and Huddersfield Town at St Andrews on February 6, 2018 in Birmingham,...

Birmingham City face Aston Villa in the derby on Sunday.

Steve Cotterill, Manager of Birmingham embraces Carl Jenkinson of Birmingham following The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Huddersfield Town and Birmingham City at John Smith's...

Birmingham City fans are backing Carl Jenkinson to start against Aston Villa on Sunday.

The Arsenal loanee appeared for only the second time in Birmingham colours against Huddersfield Town on Tuesday, having suffered a shoulder injury on his debut last August.

Jenkinson impressed in his 71 minutes on the field, however, before being replaced by Josh Dacres-Cogley.

Birmingham were holding the Premier League side at 1-1 when the England right-back left the field, and later succumbed to a 4-1 defeat after extra time.

Steve Mounie of Huddersfield Town celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides second goal during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Birmingham City and Huddersfield Town...

That appears to have made Jenkinson's performance all the more impressive, however, and many Blues fans believe he'll keep his place in Sunday's derby at Aston Villa.

Here's what they're saying about the 25-year-old on Twitter...






Jenkinson will likely compete with Maxime Colin for a starting berth at Villa Park, although he could even take the place of Arsenal teammate Cohen Bramall on the opposite, left flank.

And the latter could have its benefits, with Aston Villa's main threat of late coming from Robert Snodgrass in that part of the pitch.

Robert Snodgrass of Aston Villa celebrates after scoring their second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Bristol City at Villa Park on January 1, 2018 in...

Villa boss Steve Bruce admitted an interest in signing Jenkinson while Hull City's manager in 2014 [Independent].

Should Jenkinson start for Birmingham at Villa Park?

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