Seddon taking nothing for granted

Steve Seddon.

The left-back has been included in the First Team squad, both for home and away fixtures, primarily for the experience.


Blues Under-23s star Steve Seddon is not getting carried away.

He has been one of the Development Squad’s best performers this season and caught the eye of Manager Steve Cotterill.

The left-back has been included in the First Team squad, both for home and away fixtures, primarily for the experience.

But it has also been with a view to calling him into the fray for the real business, if required.

Seddon scored Blues goal in the 1-1 draw at Barnsley on Friday afternoon. He also had another strike disallowed – wrongly – for offside.

He will be in action on Monday night when the 23s take on Derby County at St. George’s Park in the Premier League Cup (7pm) - the game is to be live streamed on BluesTV.

“I don’t want to sort of make too much of it,” he said, about his inclusions with the senior squad.

“I just want to carry on what I am doing and work even harder to hopefully get a chance, to get a bit of trust maybe from the First Team Manager and staff that I am able to cope with that level.”

When he has trained with the First Team “it has been a good experience. I feel like I have done well. There is a good team spirit and work ethic in the training sessions.

“The 23s is similar. That has got me ready to step up the First Team sessions.”

Seddon, 20, who can also play left-side centre-half, said being around Cotterill’s squad has given him a boost.

“It has been good. It gives you a little taster to what it’s like to be out there, in front of the fans, for real. It just makes me hungrier to get out there and play.”

Seddon was picked up by Blues from Reading.

He has gone up a notch in the past year or so.

“Maybe it’s the experience in situations,” he reflected. “Being able to read the game a bit better.

“And it’s just about being able to control the game. I feel on the ball, with the 23s, my passing allows me to get forward, which is something I enjoy.

“That’s a part of my game: to get crosses in, shots, and goals.

“I’m fit, I've got good stamina, I feel I can get up and down the line and have an impact.”

And as for the Development Squad, they have been dominating lots of games this campaign without perhaps getting just reward.

“We have been doing well. It has been a long time coming that we have been able to control games and create quite a few chances and stuff.

“It’s been getting players in the right places at the right times.

“We’ve been putting crosses into the box, we’ve just not had players there to tuck things away.”