Teammates react to Teden Mengi securing first clean sheet at Birmingham

Manchester United loanee Teden Mengi was a doubt for Birmingham City against Luton Town, but he helped Lee Bowyer’s side keep a crucial clean sheet.

The 19-year-old came off just after the hour mark in Wednesday’s defeat against Bournemouth with a hamstring issue.

But the youngster shrugged off any injury concerns to start yesterday’s Championship clash against Luton at St Andrew’s.

Making his ninth straight start for the Blues since joining on loan last month, Mengi registered his first clean sheet for Bowyer’s side.

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It was Birmingham’s first win in five Championship games. Mengi made five clearances against Luton.

BirminghamLive gave Mengi a 7/10 rating for his performance against Nathan Jones’ side.

The report read: “Defended well in a match for which he was a doubt and against a physical opponent.”

After posting on Instagram following the win, Teden Mengi drew praise from his United and Birmingham teammates.

Bournemouth manager Scott Parker has offered an encouraging update on Ethan Laird, who is yet to make his debut for the Cherries.

“Ethan Laird is back training on Monday with us, so he’ll be with the squad,” said Parker to the Daily Echo.

“He’s moving in the right direction.”

Ethan Galbraith, who has missed Doncaster’s last three games, has not recovered from a calf problem and is expected to miss next Tuesday’s trip to Lincoln City.

Rovers boss Gary McSheffrey said: “Ethan’s back at Manchester United for a few days and we’ll touch base and reassess it at the beginning of next week but I wouldn’t say he’d be available for the next couple.”

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Reece Devine picked up his first win for managerless Walsall yesterday. After three consecutive 1-0 losses, the Saddlers beat Tranmere Rovers 1-0.

Local paper Express and Star gave the left-back an 8/10 rating which read: “By far his most promising display since joining on loan from Manchester United. Carried the ball confidently and did his part defensively. Worked really hard.”

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