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Clayton Donaldson confident of productive second season at Birmingham City

20 July 2015

Clayton Donaldson believes that his second season at Birmingham City will be even better than his first.

Donaldson moved to the Blues in the summer of 2014 from Brentford, and he went on to score 15 goals in his maiden year at St. Andrews.

The forward is keen not to rest on his laurels, though, and predicts that 2015/16 could prove to be even more productive.

“I think this season will be a little easier [for me],” the striker, who recently signed a contract extension until 2018 with Birmingham, told the club’s official site. 

The moment Clayton Donaldson penned his new contract

— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) July 17, 2015
“Getting that one year under your belt in the Championship gives you that experience of knowing how it will be now and what kinds of players you are going to come up against, which is key.

“Quite a few people questioned whether I’d be able to cut it in the Championship, so now I’ve done that year and it was quite a successful year, I feel I can push on. I actually believe in myself that I can be better this season.”

Birmingham finished last season in a mid-table spot, but their form under Gary Rowett has been encouraging.

Rowett took charge in October, sparking a big improvement in results, and Donaldson is optimistic that the team will be even stronger this time around.

“If Gary Rowett had been here from the start of last season who knows where he would have taken us?

“He’s a good manager to play under and he gets the players believing they can actually achieve something and that’s great.

“It’s good that we finished the season well and kept most of the players from last season. Not many things have changed, so that’s positive for us.”

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