Date: 6th May 2017 at 12:18pm
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Kevin Dillon. Mick Harford. Alan Curbishley. Bob Hatton. Keith Bertschin. Kenny Burns. Nikola Zigic. Paul Caddis. Players who have risen to the occasion. Players who have handled the pressure. And, most importantly, players who have scored the important goals to lead Birmingham City to safety on the final day of a season.

The Blues players headed to Bristol yesterday ahead of another last day showdown at Ashton Gate this lunch time. Among them could be the hero to add to the names mentioned above. Lukas Jutkiewicz, perhaps. David Davis, the man for the big occasion, maybe. Any one of the travelling party could be the man to force his way into the hearts of the 2,600 Bluenoses at Ashton Gate and the many thousands left behind in the second city.

Think back to that day in May 2014. Birmingham City, in the bottom three before kick-off, 2-0 down at Bolton and all but relegated with a little more than ten minutes remaining. The time for heroes was there and then. Up popped our big Serb and little Scot. 2-2. Another last gasp crawl to safety.

Fast forward three years, here we go again. This situation, this predicament, seems all too familiar. It`s in Blues` hands this time though. That offers no guarantees of safety but does give hope.

In Bristol this afternoon, forget the inquests, forget the finger pointing and forget the mistakes. For 90 minutes, all that matters is the here and now. The rest can wait until the players are on their sunbeds.

Never let it be said that Birmingham City allow a season to peter out. Regardless of what division Blues are in at 2pm on Sunday 7 May 2017, always remember: there`ll be joys and sorrows too.

Thank you all for reading Matchday Musings this season. As always, Keep Right On!

Article written by Rob Wildey, Content Editor

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