Date: 8th April 2016 at 10:55am
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Gary Rowett used his pre-match press conference today to admit he may ‘give one or two an opportunity` during Blues` last seven Championship games.

Rowett takes his troops to the Madejski Stadium to face Reading tomorrow afternoon and admits he is confident of overcoming the recent dip in form that has seen Blues produce just two wins in twelve.

The changes may come in various positions. Will Buckley, Ryan Shotton, Viv Solomon-Otabor and James Vaughan have had limited time on the pitch and will be itching for a chance. A number of youngsters, such as Charlee Adams and Alex Jones have impressed during performances for the development squad.

Jones netted all three goals in yesterday`s 3-0 win over Millwall at Solihull Moors` Damson Lane.

Rowett has also admitted that he feels a 4-4-2 system leaves his team ‘too open`. He told the Birmingham Mail- “The problem with that is, quite honestly, when we’ve done that there has been far too much space on the pitch and we’ve conceded loads of goals. Perhaps you need to look at it a different way in that 4-2-3-1 has won us the most games and that has got us into the position we’re in”.

Regarding making possible changes, Rowett said- “One or two of the younger players certainly need to be in and around the matchday squad before the end of the season. Someone like Viv Solomon-Otabor probably hasn`t had enough opportunities but could be a key player for us next season. They are the sort of critical decisions I will have to make. There could be a few changes, but we certainly don`t want that to affect our chances of winning games”.

SOURCE: You can read Rowett`s comments in full on and

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