Birmingham City picked up a point in last night’s Championship clash with Wycombe Wanderers but from here on in, we must surely start winning games.
With the final transfer window now closed, the signing of Sam Cosgrove from Aberdeen must surely be the stand out talking point amongst supporters. Desperately needed goals is the sole message, and fellow strikers who wear the shirt to help Cosgrove really need to step up.
19 games and 57 points are on offer and must be seen as a great incentive – not only for Championship survival but to bring long awaited pride back to St.Andrews. All supporters of Blues over the seasons have been brilliant at clinging on to hope in desperate times, and surviving each league campaign has been hailed as yet another achievement.
However, with a mix of newly added youth to the current squad with decent pedigree, we should expect the next 19 games to return a respectable amount of points. Going over old ground and the dismal performances of late is fruitless and soul destroying for both players and supporters, but Saturday’s game against Bournemouth presents a new start with hopefully the emergence of players such as Harper and Cosgrove helped by a solid back four and speedy wing plays in the form of Leko, Bela and Sanchez.
Aitor Karanka has, I believe, a decent squad capable of escaping the usual bottom six strugglers of the Championship, but the key in my opinion is getting the correct formation which should be the return to four-four-two.
We have more than enough players to cover this set up leaving those who do not perform – readily replaced. During the last few days it was clear that the club tried to get players across the line and although there was obvious disappointment at not getting the Hibernian striker Nisbet, the arrivals elsewhere should be applauded.
No crowds, no obvious results, unexpected away wins galore across the entire Championship really does open the door for opportunity at Blues. Seize the remaining games and show what playing in a Birmingham City shirt is like – starting at Dean Court.
This would be my message to the players. There is so much inconsistency in our league that predicting anything in terms of results is useless, which does in a weird way give hope. Predicting Blues at anytime is a tough ask but maybe that’s the edge we simply crave – just not knowing quite what’s around the corner!