The Championship is back after another international break and that means that Blues are returning to action. I’ll let you decide if that’s a good thing or not.
Nottingham Forest are the visitors to St. Andrew`s tomorrow afternoon and, for me, it’s crucial that we get three points out of the game.
We saw the reaction of the fans towards the players at Barnsley and another defeat, particularly in front of the home faithful, will only dampen things even more.
Things aren’t good at the moment, but in typical Blues fashion we need to Keep Right On and get behind the team. The first target has to be to get out of that relegation zone.
Three out of the five displays under Steve Cotterill haven’t been good enough, there’s no two ways about it.
Blues have got to enter this game with tempo and high intensity to their play. We’ve looked far too laboured and just generally disjointed as a team.
Of course, the argument is still there that these group of players need time to gel – but how long can we keep saying that?
Every week that passes by, we are getting further away from the teams above and more involved with those at the bottom. In fact, we`re in the thick of it in the relegation zone.
The players and staff have had two weeks to work on things, we`ll find out tomorrow if we have managed to turn a corner. Harlee Dean hinted that there are divides in the squad, but they’ve got to pull themselves together and focus on doing their best for Birmingham City.
In terms of changes to the team, there’s one obvious one for me. That’s to bring Jeremie Boga into the side and either drop Sam Gallagher or play him in his natural striker position.
I would also consider bringing Craig Gardner back into the team, but that all hangs on whether he’s fit.
Forest have had a pretty decent start to their season compared to recent standards and are just two points off the play-offs.
What’s noticeable for me, though, is the fact that they’ve scored a fair amount of goals (25) but conceded a lot as well (26) – more than Blues!
So, if Blues do concede first, then their heads mustn’t drop. There could be chances in this for us and we’ve got to start taking them.
To score just eight goals all season is quite frankly embarrassing. On paper, there are goals in this side.
We need the likes of Che Adams and Jota to really step up and show their worth. One of those two players could really be game changers for us.
Could tomorrow be the day our fortunes turn around? Let us know in the comment section down below!
The Three Pointer Vs. Nottingham Forest