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Lee Carsley expects big things from Jota

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Jota in action for Blues.

I think he will have a big part to play if we are going to have any kind of success or run of winning games this season.

Lee Carsley

Assistant Manager Lee Carsley says he is looking forward to seeing record-signing Jota back out on the pitch as soon as possible.

Carsley worked with Jota during his time at Brentford as Head Coach and Caretaker Manager and is fully aware of the talent that the Spaniard possesses.

Jota, who became Blues' record signing when he joined the Club on transfer deadline day at the end of August, has not really had a chance to showcase his talents, after picking up a hamstring injury in what was just his second game against Leeds United.

The 26-year-old is currently stepping up his rehabilitation and will hopefully be available in the coming weeks.

"I think the fans will enjoy watching him because he’s a good player," said Carsley.

"I worked with him at Brentford and know he can create a chance from nothing.

"He’s a player that travels with the ball really quickly and he probably runs quicker with the ball than without it, especially defensively.

"I think he kicked-on even more in his second spell at Brentford.

"He always had a goal threat, but his goal ratio and shots and chances created went up again.

"I’d expect that to improve again.

“For the investment that we’ve put in him, I think the least we can expect back from him is goals and assists.

"I think he will have a big part to play if we are going to have any kind of success or run of winning games this season."

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