Izzet ready to impress
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Birmingham midfielder Muzzy Izzet is aiming to put his injury nightmare behind him.Birmingham midfielder Muzzy Izzet is aiming to put his injury nightmare behind him next season.
The Turkish schemer endured a miserable debut campaign at St Andrews last term with a knee injury but is now ready to show his true quality.
Izzet's last appearance in the blue of Birmingham came in November against Everton and the player is now looking for a campaign free of injury.
Having spent eight years at Leicester and establishing himself as a real fans' favourite, Izzet believes he has a lot to prove to his new paymasters.
''Whenever you come to a new club you want to make a big impression and show the fans, your team-mates, the manager, what you are capable of,'' said Izzet.
''It was such a frustrating time for me and I'd never really had many injury problems at Leicester.
''Being out for two or three weeks was about the worst I'd ever suffered before.
''I'd certainly never had any kind of operation and getting injured at a new club is the last thing you want to happen.
''I only made about 10 appearances but hopefully I can now put all that behind me and kick on during the new season with Birmingham.
''I do feel I have something to prove and hopefully I can show everyone why the manager had the faith to bring me to the club in the first place.''