Clarke-Salter returns on loan to the Championship

It is a return to St Andrew’s for the defender, who made 23 appearances there last term and helped them finish the campaign two points and two places clear of safety. His only goal came in a 1-1 draw against Millwall in November.

The 23-year-old joined our Academy at the age of nine and progressed through the ranks to play a key role in FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League trophy triumphs.

Powerful, athletic and comfortable bringing the ball out from the back, he made his Blues debut under Guus Hiddink in April 2016, coming on during the second half of a 4-0 win at Aston Villa.

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