Cohen Bramall finally made his return to the Birmingham City team this weekend, and drew plenty of praise for his performance.
Bramall started Birmingham’s 1-0 defeat to Fulham, and played in his favoured left wing-back position. He played 89 minutes of the match before being substituted.
The 21-year-old last played before the summer transfer window was even closed, all the way back in August, so it was great to see him given another chance.
He tweeted out his thanks to the fans and revealed how difficult things had been for him in the last few months:
Gutted by the loss, however perseverance is key. It’s been a tough few months for me but glad to be back out there doing what I love! Hopefully we can get the results right soon. Thanks to all the fans #BCFC #KRO
— Cohen Bramall (@CohenBramall) December 9, 2017
The Birmingham fans seemed happy to have him back, even despite the obvious disappointment with the loss:
You and @stockogk1313 are the two players I cannot knock,gave everything today! Glad you’re back in the team aswell! KRO
— Stephen (@steveoo_24) December 9, 2017
You should have been playing regularly it’s been a tough time for the fans waiting for come back in. Thanks for at least coming over to the fans at Craven Cottage today.
— Sami (@Sami__Blue) December 9, 2017
Fair play mate , gave 100% and was the only player to have the balls to come over and speak to the fans. Loads of respect for that. Keep right on x
— Conner (@ConnerBcfc02) December 9, 2017
Lucas Perez started and completed his match with Deportivo La Coruna, as they beat Leganes 1-0. Kelechi Nwakali started for VVV-Venlo as they drew 2-2 with Heerenveen, but he was substituted in the 67th minute before they scored their late equaliser.
Takuma Asano came on late for Stuttgart, but by that stage they were already 2-0 down to Bayer Leverkusen.
Meanwhile, Carl Jenkinson and Joel Campbell both continue to miss out with injury. Emi Martinez, Stephy Mavididi and Marc Bola are all fit and made the squad for Getafe, Preston North End and Bristol Rovers respectively, but none of the trio made it onto the pitch.