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Birmingham icon Claridge tips Jerome for big things

Birmingham City icon Steve Claridge believes big things lie ahead for striker Cameron Jerome.

Claridge believes Jerome can blossom into more of an all-round, all-purpose centre-forward, if he continues his upward curve.

"I hope Cameron can go on," remarked former Blues favourite Claridge to the Sunday Mercury.

"He's certainly a player that can play the system at Birmingham. I still think that he's learning the game as he's still very raw when the ball is played in to him.

"With his back to goal he's still got a lot to learn, his first touch has got to be more sure. But certainly you can utilise that pace, over the top and stretch teams.

"If you get him to do that, then he's a threat. There's no doubt about that, that's the way Birmingham have played him and it has worked."

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