Forssell Pens New Blues Deal

Last updated : 27 April 2004 By Brian Cartlidge

The 23-year-old Finland international striker, who has been on loan at Blues since the beginning of the current campaign, will remain on loan for all of the 2004-05 season.

Forssell has so far scored 19 league and cup goals since moving to St. Andrews on loan last August and news of this signature will be greeted by all Blues fans I'm sure.

Talking about the loan extension, Forssell has been quoted as saying that while he is proud to be a Chelsea player, working with Blues boss Steve Bruce and playing on a regular basis will help in his development even further.

The Blues boss himself, while delighted to have the striker at the club for another season, has applauded the manner in which Chelsea Football Club have dealt with the transfer situation.

Mikael Forssell (Birmingham City) appearances
25/04/2004FA Barclaycard PreBirmingham2-2Wolverhampton1
17/04/2004FA Barclaycard PreCharlton1-1Birmingham0
12/04/2004FA Barclaycard PrePortsmouth3-1Birmingham0
10/04/2004FA Barclaycard PreBirmingham1-2Man Utd0
03/04/2004FA Barclaycard PreFulham0-0Birmingham0
27/03/2004FA Barclaycard PreBirmingham4-1Leeds2
20/03/2004FA Barclaycard PreMiddlesbrough5-3Birmingham2
13/03/2004FA Barclaycard PreBirmingham0-1Leicester0
06/03/2004FA Barclaycard PreBirmingham2-0Bolton1
03/03/2004FA Barclaycard PreBirmingham3-1Middlesbrough1Y
25/02/2004FA Cup Fifth RoundBirmingham0-2Sunderland0
22/02/2004FA Barclaycard PreAston Villa2-2Birmingham1
14/02/2004FA Cup Fifth RoundSunderland1-1Birmingham1
11/02/2004FA Barclaycard PreBirmingham3-0Everton1
08/02/2004FA Barclaycard PreMan City0-0Birmingham0
31/01/2004FA Barclaycard PreBirmingham1-1Newcastle0
24/01/2004FA Cup Fourth RounBirmingham *1-0Wimbledon0
10/01/2004FA Barclaycard PreBirmingham2-1Southampton0
07/01/2004FA Barclaycard PreTottenham4-1Birmingham0
03/01/2004FA Cup Third RoundBirmingham4-0Blackburn1
28/12/2003FA Barclaycard PreEverton1-0Birmingham0
26/12/2003FA Barclaycard PreBirmingham2-1Man City1
13/12/2003FA Barclaycard PreLeicester0-2Birmingham1
06/12/2003FA Barclaycard PreBirmingham0-4Blackburn0
30/11/2003FA Barclaycard PreLiverpool3-1Birmingham1
22/11/2003FA Barclaycard PreBirmingham0-3Arsenal0
08/11/2003FA Barclaycard PreWolverhampton1-1Birmingham1
03/11/2003FA Barclaycard PreBirmingham1-2Charlton0
25/10/2003FA Barclaycard PreBolton0-1Birmingham1
19/10/2003FA Barclaycard PreBirmingham0-0Aston Villa0
04/10/2003FA Barclaycard PreMan Utd3-0Birmingham0
27/09/2003FA Barclaycard PreBirmingham2-0Portsmouth0
23/09/2003Carling Cup SecondBlackpool1-0Birmingham *0
20/09/2003FA Barclaycard PreLeeds0-2Birmingham1
14/09/2003FA Barclaycard PreBirmingham2-2Fulham2
13/08/2003Champions League CMSK Zilina0-2Chelsea0
Appearances 34 (+ 2 as sub); Goals 19; Yellow cards 1; Red cards 0