Luke Turner has his say on the way the season is ending for Blues…
Just two games of this season remain for Blues and it isn’t really ending in perhaps the way we would’ve thought or expected it would.
There were promising signs that we might just scrape into a play-off position but our recent form has moved us further away and closer to those teams below us.
One win in our last ten games in pretty much relegation form and this isn’t the way we wanted to end the campaign.
Two tough games against Middlesbrough and Cardiff are coming up and we could potentially end the season in the bottom half of the table which would be hugely disappointing.
Personally, I don’t think that the performances have been good enough since the start of February and the decline began when we lost 2-1 to Sheffield Wednesday.
We have lacked a lot of quality but I suppose we can expect that when a lot of our team aren’t carrying big price tags like others at the top end of the Championship.
At present, we can’t hold onto leads and the team aren’t showing the type of team spirit they showed when everything seemed to go for us.
It’s the simple things we seem to get wrong. Whether that be not being able to close a game out, picking the wrong pass or giving away silly goals.
Gary Rowett has a crucial summer ahead of him where recruitment will have to be perfect for us to hopefully challenge for a top six position next season.
Not many would’ve expected us to be in the top ten for the whole of the season but I just feel like it’s ending in a really poor way.
It’s got to the stage now where the games seem pointless and are being played at the pace of testimonials. I think that the slight pressure of being ‘in and around` the top six seriously got to us and our cracks began to show.
The play-off dream ended quite abruptly which now makes all the hard work seem worthless and we can only look back at what could have been.
With the likes of Brentford, Leeds and QPR just a few points behind us, does that suggest that our season might not have been as good as some may think?
I am sure that their fans would say they’ve had a very average season and, in QPR`s case, quite a poor one.
For me, I don’t feel like we’ve been good enough for the last three months and, ultimately, it has cost us and we can only look forward to next season.