Kenny Burns: Chris Burke proved his worth against Nottingham Forest, I wish I had put a few quid on him to score
HOW many times does it happen in football?
In fact, I should have had a few quid on Chris Burke popping up and scoring for Birmingham against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
And then for him to get both goals in the 2-1 win, well, you just couldn't make it up.
The Reds had two bids for the Blues winger turned down last week and he was one of the main targets manager Alex McLeish was so miffed about missing out on.
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He has worked with him closely in the past and knows all about what he can bring to the team and, at the weekend, Forest saw that first hand.
Guy Moussi stood off him for the first and he took it well and then the other he slotted away after his team-mate had pulled it back from the byline.
With a bit of luck, he will be at the City Ground by the weekend on a loan deal until the end of the season because now the owners might see how worthwhile it is to have him at Forest.
Would I want to see him here? Of course. For one, he knows how to cross a ball and that is something seriously lacking at the football club at present.
We hardly have any players who can put in a ball of quality and, even more worrying, nobody seems to give anybody a rollicking when they do mess up in those situations.
I think I only see Andy Reid give somebody a tongue-lashing for poor service.
It is an area Forest are desperate to improve and Burke is a player who can help with that and provide top-drawer ammunition for the likes of Billy Sharp, Dexter Blackstock, Simon Cox and Darius Henderson.
And as he proved at St Andrew's, to Forest's detriment, he can finish as well.
I just wish I had put a few quid on him now.