Tahith Chong expected to return to Birmingham City next month

Birmingham City manager Lee Bowyer has said that he expects Manchester United loanee to return to action for The Blues in February.

The 22-year-old winger started his life on loan positively for the Championship club but was unfortunately struck with a ruptured thigh tendon in November.

His return to the side will be a boost for Bowyer’s men, who currently sit 18th in the table.

The extra attacking threat for the side that has scored just 23 goals in the league so far this season will be crucial, but also his defensive work has also been missed.

“He is moving in the right direction, we’re hopeful that we should be getting him back in February,” Bowyer told local press. “Fingers crossed that nothing happens between now and then. But there is some light at the end of the tunnel with Tahith.

“We have missed him badly, just what he brings us in the final third. He gets us up the pitch and creates so many problems. We have missed that type of player, for sure, and his work-rate.” Bowyer explained.

“I can’t say anything negative about him, it’s only positive, he is a great lad and I cannot wait for him to come back.

“I don’t know a specific date but some time in February. Then, when he comes back to us, he has got to train for a couple of weeks before he can actually play.”

Chong has three assists for Birmingham City so far this season and he will be hoping to add to his tally when he returns to the pitch.

The United academy graduate has made 16 appearances for The Red Devils, with five of those being in the Premier League.

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