Tate Campbell signs new Blues contract

Tate Campbell signs new Blues contract

Blues can confirm that Tate Campbell has signed a new contract.

The 19-year-old's future was revealed during last month's retained and released list, with terms being agreed on a further 12 months, including a year option.

This follows an important season in his development that included making his senior debut in the Carabao Cup victory over Colchester United before he overcame a long-term injury to complete the full 120 minutes against Plymouth Argyle in the Emirates FA Cup.

Tate Campbell during his senior debut against Colchester United.

Tate Campbell during his senior debut against Colchester United.

Campbell was also a key figure in Birmingham City Under-23s Premier League 2 campaign, turning out nine times and captaining Steve Spooner's side on multiple occasions during what was his 13th year at the Club.

Tate Campbell looking at ease against Reading in an Under-23s fixture.

Tate Campbell looking at ease against Reading in an Under-23s fixture.

Prior to this, he had enjoyed loan spells at Alvechurch and Bromley, helping the latter to reach the Vanarama National League play-offs in 2021.

Speaking to BluesTV about his new deal in the Second City, the man who has shown capabilities both in defence and midfield assessed his aims for the upcoming campaign.

"I am delighted. This is my home, so to extend my stay here is all that I wanted. I am happy to get it done.

Tate Campbell celebrates signing his new deal with Blues.

Tate Campbell celebrates signing his new deal with Blues.

"This year is a big year because if I don't do well this year, I am gone the next year. I like to take it year by year; impress this year and get the year option. It keeps me hungry rather than a longer deal when I could get comfortable.

"Playing First Team football is all I want this year, so I am hungry for that.

"I took a week off and then I was just back here training with one of the sports scientists, making sure that when I come back I have given myself the best opportunity to do well."

Congratulations, Tate!