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Pep - Bela's free-kicks give us extra option

Jeremie Bela fires home his free-kick against Reading.
Jeremie Bela fires home his free-kick against Reading.

That goal that he scored just proves he has the ability to take free- kicks.

Pep Clotet.

Pep Clotet believes that Jeremie Bela's free-kick taking ability will give Blues extra goal scoring capabilties moving forwards.

The Frenchman demonstrated his skill from a dead ball as he fired home Blues' second goal with a peach of a shot which flew into the top corner during the 3-2 win over Reading at the weekend.

He then followed that up minutes later with a free-kick from an almost identical distance, but this time it was well-saved by Reading goalkeeper Rafael Cabral just inside his post.

"That goal that he scored just proves he has the ability to take free- kicks," said Blues' Head Coach.

"Not only the goal but the second free-kick that he took it could have gone in as well.

"That's another weapon in our locker that we didn't have before.

"And it makes a massive difference for his confidence as well."

Saturday's game at The Madejski was just a fifth appearance for the former Albacete forward who only joined the Club last month.

And Clotet feels that when he is fully up to speed, supporters will see even more of his talents on show.

"Jeremie obviously came in late as well as Josh (McEachran).

"Both faced a huge challenge to try to get fit as quickly as possible and they're still working on it.

"There is more from them to come from them when they get to their peak fitness levels.

"They need to push themselves to get those hard minutes and that's what Jeremie had to do on Saturday because we had no options, we had to sub him on early.

"But he pushed himself for the good of the team until the end."

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