Birmingham news West Brom man Rekeem Harper breaks his silence on his Blues move PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - This Birmingham City loan player is now moving forward again after a frustrating couple of years at West Bromwich Albion
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Two years ago West Brom’s Rekeem Harper was being linked with the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham and Celtic. A breakthrough campaign under Darren Moore, as part of a functional Baggies side which reached the Championship play-offs, the midfielder seemingly possessed all of the cards as his contract ticked down. A summer move to one of the biggest clubs in Britain seemed as real as his enormous potential. That was the spring of 2019, this is the spring of 2021 and while Albion are in the Premier League, the relegation battle into which Harper has been thrown isn’t even theirs. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Instead, he’s on loan at Birmingham City, helping near neighbours avoid the drop to League One. Expect the unexpected in football. However, Harper has at least started to go forward again, after deciding to sign a new contract at The Hawthorns and playing only 13 matches last season and even fewer this, he is finally important again, as part of Aitor Karanka’s Blues team. “To begin with it was obviously a frustrating situation because I signed but it’s not always as you envisage it,” the 20-year-old said after making his second start since his transfer window loan move to St Andrew’s. “The way I look at it is everything happens for a reason, if it wasn’t meant to happen then it’s going to happen another time. Donate money or a laptop for kids who need them With schools closed due to Covid-19, thousands of children in Birmingham are in need of laptops to continue their learning. They are falling behind in their studies through no fault of their own - because they are unable to access lessons being put on by schools. BirminghamLive is supporting efforts, through the Digital Education Partnership, to raise funds and laptop donations to support pupils and get them learning again. You can help Donate money here Donate a laptop here If you have any questions, you can email them here. “I feel like it has made me into a different person now and I think mentally I am in a different place. I feel like I am better player now from the set-backs, I feel like I have worked at my game to try and improve things that maybe weren’t at that level before. “You never know what could happen in the future, I have just got my head down right now trying to help Blues and improve as a player, we will see what will happen. “West Brom didn’t said much to me.
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. “Right now I have got a bit of a point to prove but I enjoy that opportunity because I haven’t had that feeling in a while, of being out there and proving a point and helping a team win.
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“I am just thankful and feel blessed to have that opportunity here. I have been given another opportunity to go and play men’s football. “There is a level that I would like to reach, I have my own personal goals as well as being involved in first team football. “I feel like you always have a point to prove in first team football, to show why you are good enough to play at that level.
That’s the way my mind is working now.” It’s only two starts, Birmingham City can be a producer of false dawns, but the signs have been positive so far. Against Sheffield Wednesday and Millwall the attacking Harper started as the deepest of Blues’ three central midfielders, but acquitted himself well. He has improved the team’s ability to play its way upfield and now looks set for a key role in the relegation battle.
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“The boys are confident,” he continued. “We have got a good group, we have got a lot of experience, there’s George [Friend], there’s Harlee [Dean], there’s Jukey [Lukas Jutkiewicz] that have played many games and have got vast experience. “With the quality of player we have in here and the experience I feel quite confident that we can do this. Sign up to our Birmingham City newsletter here “There’s 15 games left in the season, we are trying to tick off every one as it comes and if we are confident, it’s 11 players versus 11, every time we go out there think about what’s on the line, the people that are supporting us, we can go and do it. “There is no reason why we can’t do it, it’s there for us, we have just got to take the opportunity.” Just as Harper is doing in a career that might yet see him make the step that seemed his for the taking two summers ago.
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