Blues' Jervis eyes loan move
Birmingham City youngster Jake Jervis hopes his Blues debut has not gone unnoticed in the loan market.
Last Updated: 26/01/10 6:12pm
Birmingham City youngster Jake Jervis hopes his debut at Goodison Park has not gone unnoticed in the loan market.
The 18-year-old striker replaced Christian Benitez in the second half of the Blues' 2-1 FA Cup defeat of Everton at the weekend in his first taste of senior action.
Now the 6ft 4in teenage prodigy hopes to have Football League clubs sniffing out his services in order to get a bigger taste of senior football.
"I'm trying to get out on loan which will give me more experience," Jervis told the club's official website.
"There are a couple of League Two clubs who are interested so it would be good if something came off."
Jervis was a pivotal player as Birmingham youths reached the FA Youth Cup semi-final last season, and has featured regularly for the first-team reserves of late.
Despite being offered a professional contract, the youngster remains level headed about his future.
"I've been guaranteed a pro contract but I'm still in my second year as an Academy scholar,'' he said.
"I'm not looking ahead too far, though. I am taking things step by step, every training session, every game."
Jervis admits his short appearance from the bench at Goodison is his best moment as a footballer and believes he did all that was asked of him.
"Basically it was the best experience I've had so far in football," he added. "I was told to go on, work hard, get the same side as the ball and keep it.
"The manager asked me to put myself about and try and create some problems. I felt I did quite well.
"There's a bit of nerves before every game but I felt confident, I was looking forward to it.
"I just went out there and did what I did. It was just great to have a taste of it."
The takeover of Carson Yeung, which has seen boss Alex McLeish handed a healthy transfer budget, is a worry for promising youngsters aiming to break into the St Andrews first team.
However, Jervis is unfazed by the money men at the club and is focused on his own game.
"I don't really think about that," added Jervis. "I concentrate on myself, concentrate on working hard and doing the best I can."