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Wolves loanee Dion Sanderson scores first goal for Birmingham

Wolves youngster Dion Sanderson scored his first goal for Birmingham City yesterday.

The defender netted in the 3-0 win over Bristol City to help lift the club up to 14th in the Championship table.

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Sanderson has been a real favourite at St Andrew’s this season, and is yet to miss a minute of football in the league.

The star continued his good form yesterday, and managed to score his first goal for the club, in what is his second loan spell.

Austin Trusty had given the Blues the lead when he rose highest at a corner to head home.

Trusty then scored again after his initial header from a Hannibal Mejbri free-kick had hit the post.

Sanderson would open his account in the second-half, turning in a Tahith Chong corner at the far post.

The Birmingham Mail gave Sanderson a 7.5/10 for his display, and said: “Like all of the Blues defenders he didn’t have too much to do in the opening 45.

“It became more of a challenge against Martin and Semenyo after the break and he was fairly quickly booked for the fifth time this season.

“Made up for it by making the game safe with his first Blues goal.”

Dion Sanderson enjoying a good spell on loan at Birmingham as star scores first goal for the Blues

Wolves officials will be delighted with how Sanderson’s loan spell at Birmingham is going so far.

It was obviously great for him to score his first goal for the club.

But the main thing is that Sanderson is in the team and building his experience. Although his yellow card yesterday will now mean a suspension.

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He is clearly very much in favour with manager John Eustace having played every league minute so far this season.

Sanderson’s development over the past couple of years has been really good.

If he can complete a full season in the Championship this time around and show his quality on a regular basis, then he may give himself a chance of becoming a first-teamer.