Can Rooney recapture his 2009/10 form?
That’s a question pre-occupying fans at both Old Trafford and St Andrews this season as we now have the other Rooney, Adam.
The Irish striker has netted forty-seven goals in the past two seasons for Inverness Caledonian Thistle and has made the move south to Birmingham.
He scored twenty-six times as Inverness won the First Division title in 2009-10 and followed up with 21 from 42 appearances in their equal best ever SPL campaign last term
Chris Hughton’s first signing has impressed with his pre-season performances, scoring the only goal in a 1-0 away victory at Cork City, and back heeling a consolation against Everton in our last friendly before the real action got underway.
In fact Rooney was the only Blues player to have scored in pre-season, and we must hope that he picks up where he left off from last season’s campaign with Caley, when he finished off the season scoring in each of his last six matches.
Certainly, his efforts coming on as a substitute at the weekend in the 1-0 home victory over rubbish local rivals Coventry were appreciated by the St. Andrews faithful. Much like his namesake he was all hustle and bustle, and his header caromed off the post to present Keith Fahey with the simple task of stroking the ball home. A promising start Mr Rooney, keep right on.
ROO-NEY. There’s only one Rooney, There’s only one Rooney. ROO-NEY.
Written by James Dixon, We Are Going Up’s Birmingham City blogger.
James tweets at @thejamesdixon