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Che Adams upbeat about Blues season ahead

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When we were away we started talking about philosophy and what we want to build as a team and what Birmingham City are. I think people are going to see that this year.

Che Adams

Che Adams netted his first goal of pre-season to secure the win against Doncaster Rovers.

And the striker says the way Blues have gone about things under Garry Monk in preparation is encouraging.

Since coming in as Manager, Monk has brought a clarity of vision to Blues and the players are continuing to respond to his methods.

Adams, who banged in an 87th minute decider against Doncaster at Solihull Moors on Friday night, said: "We have had a good pre-season so far, including going away to Austria.

"We have been working a lot on the shape, that has helped the team massively. We all know our responsibilities and roles.

"When we were away we started talking about philosophy and what we want to build as a team and what Birmingham City are. I think people are going to see that this year.

"You can see we are much more organised. Everyone knows their roles, everyone knows what to do, there is no confusion, which is always good."

Monk has encouraged Blues to be committed, work hard, be disciplined on and off the field and wants a winning mentality from his side.

The atmosphere among the squad is very healthy, and that was apparent on tour and in the various team bonding exercises they have undergone.

And even though he has been ruled out with a fractured ankle, David Davis was buzzing to be back and around his team mates at the Trillion Trophy Training Centre this week on their return from tour as he checked in to begin his rehabilitation.

Adams said: "Obviously it's a shame for Digga what happened.

"The atmosphere is very good. We're a team now. We can only care for each other and we will try and help carry him through as part of our team."

Adams, who turned 22 last week, partnered Lukas Jutkiewicz against Doncaster in a very strong line-up selected by Monk, more or less in keeping with the team that finished last season.

And Monk is asking Adams to use his strengths to the full, and not complicate anything.

"He's said just to be direct, play with enjoyment really. That's throughout all of the team. The lads are enjoying it this pre-season, everyone is buying into what he is doing. We are looking forward to the season."

Blues appeared physically strong and durable in the Donacaster fixture. As they did in the friendlies on tour.The result was deserved, says Adams, who intends to hit the goal trail in 2018-19.

"Especially the first 20 minutes we dominated the game very well. We got sloppy in the middle half of the game but we came out on top and that's what we wanted to do.

"A goal in any circumstance is good, it always boosts your confidence.

"I was out last season with a lot of injuries but I feel strong this pre-season and hopefully I can carry that into the season itself.

"It's just understanding now (of what it takes), I've played in the Championship a couple of years now so I'm starting to learn the level."

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