Birmingham City bounced back from a recent dip in form to beat Preston 3-0 on Saturday, extending their fine run to six victories in their past nine Championship matches.
The Blues are just four points off the playoff positions heading into the busy festive season, where Garry Monk’s side clash with Bristol City, Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic, Stoke City and Brentford this month, then playing Sheffield Wednesday on New Year’s Day.
That sequence of matches could make or break Birmingham’s campaign in 2018-19 but the win against Preston presents the opportunity for another excellent run of form to begin – and Monk himself is confident of his side’s chances.
Taking to social media after the weekend’s victory, Monk dubbed St. Andrew’s a fortress following a comfortable victory and it did not take longs for supporters to weigh in with their assessments of his spell so far.
We have gathered some of their comments below.
Love what you have done to this team and our club, don’t ever leave us ????
— Paul Jeffries (@PaulJeffries17) December 1, 2018
Garry it’s very refreshing to watch a Blues team every week that works hard, is organised & can also play a bit. It all feels very solid watching from the terraces. Can’t remember the last time I was able to say that. Great job Garry you’ve galvanised the team & the club.
— Dean Carter (@DeanCarter13) December 1, 2018
Feel good factor is the best since 71-72. Incredible!
— Darrell Arnold (@darrellsarnold) December 1, 2018
You’ve turned this club into a proper club Garry and the bond you’ve made between those players is unbreakable ! Thank you
— Daniel Scott (@silentghost578) December 1, 2018
Thanks Garry for bringing back the enjoyment of a Saturday afternoon at Stans. The last few seasons have been desperate and testing the faith to the extreme! You and your back room team are a breath of fresh said. Thanks again Garry & Co. Total class acts!
— Martin Harrison (@MartinHarrison3) December 1, 2018
Fantastic work you and the team have done, place is only a fortress now if we beat the knuckle draggers from Aston in the 2nd leg….
— Adam Bird (@adam_bird3) December 2, 2018