Cody Drameh reacts to 'impressive' Birmingham City win over Leeds United after deadline day loan exit
Cody Drameh is “very happy” to be at Birmingham City having found their win over Leeds United “very impressive” this season.
The Whites ace told the Blues’ official website on 1 September after sealing a late loan move to St. Andrew’s that he saw the “hunger and determination” as they beat Daniel Farke’s side 1-0 on 12 August in a “very, very good” atmosphere.
Drameh, 21, was rendered surplus to requirements at Elland Road once Djed Spence was secured on a season-long loan from Tottenham on 30 August.
Drameh said: “I saw you guys play against Leeds and it was very impressive. You showed a lot of hunger and determination. The atmosphere at the Stadium was very, very good, I am happy to be a part of it now.
“Hopefully, I can start contributing. You have got a blend of youth and experience, I am part of that youth now, so I am excited and ready to go.”
Of all the players to leave Leeds United this summer Drameh’s is arguably the most understandable from his point of view.
Luis Sinisterra joined the ranks of men who Whites fans won’t be in a hurry to welcome back with his last-gasp move to Bournemouth, as so many looked hell-bent on getting out of the club after relegation.
Drameh on the other hand seems to have been forced to move on after yet another manager decided not to give him a proper chance in West Yorkshire.
Spence is a strong signing from Spurs and should be a real asset for Farke this season, but Drameh looked like he had earned his chance after strong loan moves to both Cardiff City and Luton Town in the Championship over the past two years.
Despite various transfer links during the summer the young right-back appeared to be ready to stay at the club and play as he only left at the end of the window once Spence had come in.
It is odd that having been relegated Farke wasn’t prepared to turn to a player who had shown himself capable in the second tier in both the previous campaigns, instead sticking with Luke Ayling and then looking to sign another.
Sam Byram came in, although he has filled in primarily on the left, and the manager still wanted to spend significant money on Max Aarons before Bournemouth, as ever, spoiled the party.
So while it is little surprise that some of the players who have left this summer are far from popular currently it is difficult to blame Drameh for his exit, and with his contract running out he looks like he won’t be back.
In other Leeds United news, Sinisterra’s agent has spoken out on the “fight” to leave the club on deadline day.