Date: 27th August 2018 at 6:00pm
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He was certainly not the only poor performer on Saturday, but Gil Dias’s ineffectiveness on the ball for most of the game was seriously concerning.

So far, very few of the club’s summer signings have shown their true potential, and against Birmingham, the lack of quality would have seriously concerned Aitor Karanka.

Following the game, supporters on Twitter were not too pleased with the Portuguese midfielder’s display:

Others thought that there were worse culprits on the pitch:

Settling into a new league, especially the Championship, isn’t easy and it can be even harder when you are playing in a team with a number of players still bedding in.

However, with competition for places on the wings, Dias will have to do a lot better than he has done so far. He may be on loan from Monaco for the rest of the season, but he will have to improve if he wants to stay for the long-term.