Birmingham should make move for Sam Winnall to boost promotion ambitions

Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp looks on during the Pre Season Friendly match between Birmingham City and Swansea City at St Andrews (stadium) on July 29, 2017 in Birmingham,...

Birmingham should consider making a move for Sheffield Wednesday striker Sam Winnall.

Birmingham City are in the market for a new striker and they should consider a move for Sheffield Wednesday forward Sam Winnall.

The Blues desperately need to strengthen their front line if they are to have any realistic chance of putting up a serious bid for promotion.

They currently have Lukas Jutkiewicz and Clayton Donaldson in the ranks but Blues boss Harry Redknapp is understandably keen to add more options. This comes after Jutkiewicz was substituted in Birmingham's 2-0 defeat to Swansea City as a precautionary measure.

Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp looks on during the Pre Season Friendly match between Birmingham City and Swansea City at St Andrews (stadium) on July 29, 2017 in Birmingham,...

Speaking after the game, Redknapp told the Birmingham Mail he is doing all he can to strengthen his squad, in particular, up front.

"I have got one other striker - Clayton comes on, if I had got another injury who is going to play up front? I have not got anybody," Redknapp said.

"It's a big worry. Middlesbrough have got five or six top strikers. You need four strikers at a football club to give yourself a chance."

It would be safe to assume that Redknapp will be looking to have at least one new striker added to his squad before the start of the new Championship campaign.

One player that Birmingham could realistically sign is Winnall from Wednesday. The 26-year-old only joined the club in January but is not guaranteed a starting place at Hillsborough.

The Owls also have Gary Hooper, Jordan Rhodes and Fernando Forestieri who will be expecting to be in the starting XI for much of upcoming campaign.

Winnall scored three goals in 15 appearances last season after moving from Championship rivals Barnsley. Winnall has 78 career goals to his name in 193 appearances. If he made the move to St. Andrews, he would have a better chance of a regular starting berth and with this, the goals would start to flow once again. 

Sam Winnall of Barnsley with the trophy as he celebrates promotion after winning the Sky Bet League One Play Off Final between Barnsley and Millwall at Wembley Stadium on May 29, 2016 in...]

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