Former Livingston goalkeeper Matija Sarkic is set to seal a loan move to Birmingham City.

Sarkic made a big impression during his six months at Livingston in the 2019/20 Scottish Premiership season. He left parent club Aston Villa for Wolves in 2020 and has spent this month on trial at English Championship club Birmingham City. St Andrew’s manager Lee Bowyer expects the deal ‘will get done.’

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Matija Sarkic is set for Birmingham City. (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

He said (BL): “I am glad he has done it here and not in a proper game. I said, ‘Look, things happen in football, it’s how you react as a person’, and I thought second half he did well, he tidied up behind the back lads really well at times. He still kept trying to pass it, which was the right thing to do, so fair play to him. I just said ‘Never do it again’.

“I think that deal will get done, he has done really well since he has been with us, so I think that will happen.”

 

Sarkic spent last season on loan at Shrewsbury Town. Livingston manager David Martindale has Max Stryjek and Norwich City loanee Daniel Barden to call upon between the sticks this term, kicking off the Premiership campaign against Rangers next week.

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