Date: 18th April 2016 at 11:12pm
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Tuesday evenings game against Preston North End will be the eleventh since the turn of the year four months ago and so far Blues have averaged just one win every month.

The drop in fortunes at home may be one of the reasons why we fell away from the play-offs with us failing to win our game in hand which may have put us back in touch with sixth placed Sheffield Wednesday but all was not as simple as we had hoped.

Leeds United came to St.Andrews earlier this month looking to pick up just their fifth away win of the season and with Blues seemingly having an easy task on their hands, Steve Evans’ side produced one of their best displays of the season and they walked away with all three points, something which is becoming a theme this month.

In the month of April alone Gary Rowett’s Birmingham City have played three games at home but they have lost all of them by exactly the same scoreline, 2-1.

When Brighton and Hove Albion came to us on the on the 5th, many fans were probably sceptical as to whether we could get a result or not and I for one didn’t think we could but we gave a good account for ourselves but unfortunately, on the day, the Seagulls were by far a better team and they deserved the win, same goes for Leeds as well.

However, when promotion favourites Burnley turned up at the weekend, I was once again on the fence as to whether we could go and get a result and our performance should have got us at least a point out of the game but again, one little lapse in concentration cost us the result leaving the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season unmarked at the back post to grab his 24th goal of the campaign.

That result at the weekend was cushioned by the fact that our local rivals, I mean the shambolic bunch of supposedly grown men who like to call themselves footballers, Aston Villa, were relegated to the second tier of English football.

Despite that fantastic piece of news, lets get back to the serious business. In January, we picked up wins against Ipswich Town and Brentford which put us in a good position for the play-offs but then a defeat to Sheffield Wednesday meant we just moved one step forward and two steps back and we were right back were we started.

Even though we picked up back-to-back wins against Bolton Wanderers and Hull City, it wasn’t enough to carry us forward and our inconsistent form towards the end of the season, both home and away, has really put a grey cloud over what has been a fantastic season for us.

A win against Preston this evening would put a little bit of a lift on the past few results but Blues need two wins out of the last four games for me to make this season seem as bright as it has been.

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