Butland targets Blues breakthrough
Birmingham City goalkeeper Jack Butland says he is keen to make a breakthrough at the Championship club this season.
Butland is yet to play a single competitive game for Birmingham despite travelling to Euro 2012 with England and appearing for Team GB at the Olympic Games. The 19-year-old goalkeeper now looks set to make his full England debut against Italy on Wednesday but his only club appearances come from 24 games for League Two side Cheltenham Town last season. However, after playing at St Andrews in a friendly the other week, Butland is determined to play a full season in the first-team. "I've spoken to the manager (Lee Clark) and indicated what I want to do, which is play football," he said. "It's going to be another big season for me to carry on learning and to get a load of games under my belt, that's the target for me and, if I'm fortunate enough to get that chance, I'm going to have to take it and try to play 40-plus games this season."