Kyle Lafferty finally made his debut for loan club, Birmingham City last night and he scored the game’s opening goal.
Unfortunately though, the Blues ended up on the wrong end of a 2-1 score line as they fell further behind the play off places.
Brighton were the visitors and Lafferty profited from some slack goal keeping from David Stockdale. The former Ipswich keeper spilled Jacques Maghoma’s drive into Lafferty’s path and the City striker had an easy six yard tap in with 16 minutes on the clock.
It was his first goal in English football since January 2015, when he scored for Norwich in a 3-2 win over Cardiff City at Carrow Road.
Conor Goldson equalised for Chris Hughton’s side before Lewis Dunk’s header on 48 minutes gave Brighton the win and a crucial three points in the race for automatic promotion.
It was a big blow for Birmingham, whose play off hopes are now hanging by a thread as they sit 11 points off sixth place, albeit with a game in hand.
At least Laffs is playing though and has finally got his season up and running with a goal. He lasted 71 minutes before being subbed off, presumably due to a lack of game time this term.