Date: 15th April 2017 at 10:15pm
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Apart from one moment of individual brilliance from Kerim Frei, I saw nothing on Friday at Rotherham that would suggest that Blues will get themselves out of this mess.

A draw against a team that had already been relegated and had lost 10 on the bounce was the breaking point. Gianfranco Zola should’ve left the club on Friday, there’s no doubt about that. The performance was dire.

The fact of the matter is, despite chants from the Blues fans for Zola to go, he is still here and leading us into perhaps our biggest game since that day at Bolton in 2014.

That’s how big tomorrow’s fixture against Burton Albion is.

I’m not picking an individual key player for this game because as we saw on Friday, that magical free kick from Frei wasn’t enough to bring all three points back to Birmingham.

This is the time for the players to step up as a collective.

They can’t hide away from it, the pressure on this game now is absolutely huge. How it’s got to this position I don’t know, but Blues are four points above the relegation zone and three points is the minimum I expect.

It will be an extremely tough game with Burton fighting for their lives as well but Blues need to play as a team, as a unit and really turn up for this game.

Zola would be a fool to pick the same team that started on Friday. Blues need players that can create, increase the tempo of the game and break down what is likely to be a resilient Burton back line.

It’s difficult to stomach what’s going on at our club at the moment but we have to stick with the players and I know that the Blues fans will do just that.

They need our support more than anything tomorrow. Forget the board, forget Zola, let`s give those players our backing when they need it most.

I expect to see so much more than what we were given on Friday and everything has to be left out on that pitch. As a team, we have got to perform.

This is the time to step up and this is the time to drag ourselves away from this mess. With the games we have remaining, this is the one we have to look at and take maximum points from.

Three points, that is what we require. Don’t let us down.

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8 Replies to “Key player Vs. Burton”

  • Get behind the team Luke .If you really are a blues supporter , you would try to keep us in the championship …Getting rid of Zola at this stage would be pointless ..If you ain’t a blues supporter you should be the first to go ..

  • Maghoma could be key player.Ex Burton and fresh legs. Also,need Gardner,Davis,MK in midfield with flat back four. No more of this three centre backs nonsense.

  • I think you are spot on -Hatton , we should give Maghoma a try up front with Adams and frei.

  • Remember how AM played too defencively before we dropped ..let’s go for it …they who dare … –

  • Kuszczak is the key player if he keeps it out of the net we have at least a point. Expecting nothing apart from a defeat. I have no faith in the manager or players. Only thing that can save us is other teams results. Fully resigned to relegation.

  • We must keep KUZ with us , -Ijaz H the rest must earn the badge …They are better than this though …

  • David- why exactly are you questioning my support of Blues when I live and breath the club. Always back the team and certainly wasn’t one of those chanting Zola out at Rotherham whilst the game was still going on. In this article I am clearly getting behind the team so why are you suggesting otherwise?

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