I think you’ll see a very different Birmingham.Harry Redknapp
Blues summer trading saw 14 players brought in, either permanently or on loan.
The new recruits included a Club record signing Jota, one of three Brentford players added within a whirlwind 24 hour spell.
Redknapp told bcfc.com that he’s delighted with the business done, especially as competition for players is getting harder and harder.
“It’s been good. I think we have brought some good players in. Exciting players and I’m looking forward to working with them.
“There’s been a lot of ins and outs, we’re level – 14 in, 14 out – and I’m delighted with what we have done.
“Every day you see 10, 12, 15 million pound deals in the Championship.
“It is getting harder and harder to compete.
“But I have had great support from the owners and everybody and I feel we have got a good team, it’s going to be an exciting team to watch.”
Speaking about the deals struck in the run-up to and on deadline day, Redknapp said: “We took three lads from Brentford right at the end.
“The centre-half, who is a winner. The boy who plays off the right, Jota, he’s got great ability. And an outstanding full-back – three good players for us.
“Jason Lowe is a proper professional. Captain, England Under-21 international, a really good player, great lad to have at your football club.”
Jota’s addition is particularly one to whet the appetitive, and Blues also rounded-off their transactions by signing highly-rated Everton starlet Liam Walsh.
“He’s a talent, Jota. Great ability. He’s my type of player. He can do things, beat people, score and make goals.
“Liam Walsh, he’s a typical lad from the Liverpool area. That kind of character. He’s another real talent. He’s a little tiger. He can play, he digs, he will be scrapping for a place in the team for sure.”
Redknapp is now keen for the new-look Blues to take shape.
“It’s been a difficult start to the season, but I knew it would be. First five games, nothing happened that surprised me.
“Now we are up and running and let’s judge this team after 20-odd games. I think you’ll see a very different Birmingham. It’s going to be a team worth watching.”