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Garry Monk offers honest thoughts on Birmingham’s season so far

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Birmingham City manager Garry Monk has heaped praise on his side for the maturity and the way they have ‘managed’ games this season.

The Blues host Bristol City at St. Andrew’s this weekend and will be looking to make it three wins and three clean sheets on the bounce after 2-0 and 3-0 wins against Millwall and Preston North End respectively.

“We’ve managed most of the games this season how we wanted to, and that shows a lot of progression,” Monk told the club’s official Twitter account.

“There haven’t been many matches where we felt we haven’t been in control.

“That is testament to the players’ commitment and desire to what we ask of them.”

Birmingham currently sit in ninth place on 30 points, just four outside the top six and six ahead of Saturday’s opponents, so the fans will be confident of another win.

St. Andrew’s has become a fortress for the Blues this season and are yet to lose on home soil, winning four and drawing six of their 10 matches at the ground.

A win could see them close the gap on sixth-place to just one point and pull one step closer to guaranteed safety.

The Verdict 

I think Monk has pretty much nailed this.

The secret to the Blues’ success this season has been through the maturity they have shown on and off the pitch, mixed with the incredible atmosphere created at St. Andrew’s between the team and the fans.

Whilst all those things are still in place, I fail to see a reason why they can’t push for a top-six spot.

Thoughts? Let us know!


 

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