Livingston’s Birmingham City loanee Odin Bailey is aiming to use his Scottish Premiership loan in order to move back into senior plans at the English Championship club.
The attack-minded player joins Livingston on a season-long loan deal. Bailey has made a handful of Birmingham City appearances and scored a memorable goal against Middlesbrough in 2019. He spent last season on loan at Forest Green Rovers and aims to show his credentials in Scotland.
He said: “It is difficult. It is frustrating as a young player as you want to get playing at the club you are at. I have been at Birmingham City since I was seven so I have been wanting to break in for a while now, having had a brief taste of it a while ago.
“It is always hard when you get a taste and then go out loan. But it’s something I want to do to develop as I still have lots to do. The Birmingham City fans have always shown me nothing but love and respect. I appreciate it massively and I understand the frustration (some wanting Bailey to remain at Birmingham City). But I have got learning to do.
“I came up with an open mind and everything he said is true. The lads have all made me feel very welcome so I couldn’t ask for more. There’s a lad at Birmingham City, Charlie Lakin, who was at Ross County last season and he had nothing but positive things to say about the league and everything involved in Scotland.
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