Birmingham news Birmingham City bid farewell to loan striker Scott Hogan MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Birmingham City transfer news: Aitor Karanka's side appear to have said their goodbyes to former Sheffield United and Brentford striker Scott Hogan after his loan spell from Aston Villa
Breaking News ! Birmingham City appear to have confirmed that Aston Villa loanee Scott Hogan is returning to Villa Park. Hogan joined Blues in January and hit the ground running with seven goals in his first eight matches. His form tailed off after lockdown though as Blues limped toward the finish line of the 2019-20 season, ending the season in 20th place and only two points clear of relegated Charlton Athletic in 22nd. Hogan, who struggled at Stoke City in the first half of the campaign, joined on January 29 and immediately made an impression on debut with a goal in a 2-1 defeat of Nottingham Forest at St Andrew's on February 1. Sign up for our Blues newsletter with your email in the box at the top of the page or click here After a fine run of form that coincided with Blues' surge up to as high as 14th, Hogan failed to find the back of the net for the final nine matches and was withdrawn from the starting lineup for the match against Derby County on the final day of the season. Now Hogan heads back to Villa with a year on his deal and it seemingly another spell away from his parent club with Blues' Twitter account posting a highlights video of his goals with the caption: "All the best for your future." "It's probably the last chance to be honest," he said after the Forest game. "If I don't get this right, I'm probably going to be in and around the Championship for the rest of my career and that’s if I’m lucky. "It's probably my last chance to push on and get to where I want to be. Birmingham City latest This is your round up of all things Birmingham City; the one-stop shop that will keep you updated on the latest goings on at St Andrew's and beyond. Transfers, injuries, match-days and managers, we’ve got you covered. We’ll be bringing the very latest on Blues throughout week and around the clock. Make sure you keep yourself updated with our handy daily catch up... Must-reads Boro win analysed - READ Harlee's banter - READ Post match transcript- READ What a night - READ "I spoke to the manager (Former Blues boss Pep Clotet), he plays three up front and he wants me and the big man (Lukas Jutkiewicz) to play every game until the end of the season.
. That's all I ever wanted. A confident Scott Hogan will score plenty of goals. That is what I need to get back. "At Brentford I got about 24-25 goals in 30 games and there was talk of big moves to the Premier League and they fell through. "I ended up going to Villa on the last day of that transfer window and ever since then I've just fallen away.
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"I've got to put that right. I’m 27, I should be coming to my peak. "I've got to put it right because I know I can do it in this division. "I believe I’m good enough to play higher and the only way I can do that is remind everyone that I'm still here and I can still do what I do best. "I'm still 27.
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"Hopefully a few goals here might get me to a team fighting to get there. I don’t know but I've got to aim high. "I won't be happy if I finish my career and have never played in the Premier League. "Whether people I'm good enough or they don't, it is up to them to decide that but personally I want to play in the Premier League to retire in ten years time a happy man."
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