Birmingham City are now without a win in five Championship games as they drew against Millwall at St. Andrew’s on Saturday.
Whilst Pep Clotet’s side had more of the ball, it was a pretty even game on the whole and a draw was probably a fair result on reflection, with former boss Gary Rowett’s Lions side ensuring they were hard to break down throughout.
The result was not what Blues needed, with more dropped points meaning they are now six behind the play-off places as we approach the hectic festive period.
Here we look at THREE things we learnt about Birmingham after the draw…
Scoring goals remains a big problem
Blues scored just the once on Saturday and it came from Jake Clarke-Salter, a centre-back, from a corner.
Even though it’s important for defenders to chip in, Blues are becoming far too reliant on those at the back when it comes to finding the net.
Only Wigan and Middlesbrough have scored fewer goals than Pep Clotet’s side.
January can’t come quick enough
Following on form that, it is clear to see that Birmingham are desperate for reinforcements in the January window and Saturday’s display highlighted that.
They are weak in several key areas and they lack depth too. A few quality additions could transform this side and Clotet will hope to be active in the New Year.
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They are hard to beat at St. Andrew’s
The major positive for Blues was that the result extended their good record at home this season.
They have picked up 17 points from nine games on their own turf and have developed a real resilience that means St. Andrew’s is a hard place for visiting teams to go to.