Clayton Donaldson is proving pivotal for Birmingham City

Clayton Donaldson (©GettyImages)

After joining then manager Lee Clark’s side in the summer from Brentford imposing striker Clayton Donaldson is proving to be a real asset in front of goal, having already found the net five times since the start of the season.

Donaldson seems to be enjoying life under new Blues boss Gary Rowett and is in a current run of good form, scoring two goals against Watford at home to seal Birmingham's second home win in 18 months.

The 30-year-old found the net again against Rotherham last weekend, helping the Blues to a 0-1 win that saw them climb four places to 19th in the Championship table.

Bees were reluctant sellers

It is understood that Brentford did not want to see him go and even tried to offer him a new contract, however he felt he had something to prove in a higher division having already reached a more experienced age of 30, and where better place to prove yourself than at Birmingham City?

Donaldson chose to join Blues and felt that the size of the club and the fan base have was a big draw. Since the start of the season he has been enjoying link up play with fellow striker Wes Thomas, however in recent weeks Donaldson has been playing as a loan striker due to Thomas serving a suspension for a conflict on the pitch a couple of games ago.

Number nine must maintain fine form

Donaldson wears the No.9 for Rowett's side and is so far proving his worth; he is very consistent and doesn't give up on the ball, a manager’s dream.

At the age of 30 he looks to be in as good a form as any other striker in the Championship and continues to excite the blues fans in front of goal. Donaldson has proven to be a mainstay in the Rowett’s side since the new manager's arrival just four weeks ago, considering most fans hadn't heard of Clayton before he started his tenure at blues, he seems to have won over the crowd and is quickly becoming a fans favorite.

With six goals chalked up for the blues in all competitions so far, as long as he stays injury free, fit and healthy there is no reason why his form shouldn't carry on. Me as well as most other Blues fans say long may it continue.

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