LOSS SHOULD NOT DAMPEN BLUES’ MOOD
BIRMINGHAM surprised everyone with their surge to second place. Even their own fans knew it wouldn’t last.
But while the Blues were ultimately outclassed at the KC Stadium on Saturday afternoon, defeat to a Hull side still fat on Premier League riches is no cause for gloom. Any team who can leave the likes of Tom Huddlestone and Mo Diame on the bench is a force to be reckoned with.
And with Abel Hernandez finally showing the kind of finishing that tempted the Tigers to part with £10m last summer, it’s hard to see many teams finishing above Hull in the table this term.
Eighteen months ago, this could easily have been four or five nil.
But Birmingham’s resolve and commitment in the face of near certain defeat shows just how far they’ve come under Rowett.
And a place in the top six is far from a pipe dream for those fans of Birmingham City and Rowett.