Birmingham City boss Lee Bowyer has told the Daily Mirror that he doesn’t want to have another relegation on his CV, with the Blues still fighting hard to beat the drop.
The former Blues midfielder took on the job not long ago after leaving his former club Charlton Athletic in a shock turn of events and is tasked with maintaining the Midlands outfit’s Championship status.
With only seven league games left to go, the time for action is now for the St. Andrew’s side as the prepare to travel to London tonight to take on promotion chasers Brentford.
Currently sitting six points clear of Rotherham United and subsequently the relegation zone gives the club and it’s fans some hope that they can avoid the drop and Bowyer was quick to admit the following amidst their current situation:
“I don’t want another relegation on my CV but I like a challenge.
“I know the club was in a bad place and believed I could come in and help the club.”
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An ex-Leeds United player during his playing days, Bowyer suffered the ignominy of being relegated with Charlton last term and will be undoubtedly keen to avoid a repeat of that with his current side.
I do feel increasingly confident that Bowyer can keep the Blues up and in comparison to the other sides around them at the foot of the table, I believe they have that bit of extra quality which should get them over the line.
The more games they win, the higher the pressure on Rotherham to win their games in hand and if I’m honest, I’m not sure the Millers have the capabilities to make up such a gap.
Both sides still have to play each other before the campaign is out and I think that could be a relegation decider if they both continue in their current vein.
We’ve seen a reaction of sorts from the players since Bowyer’s arrival and Blues fans will be quietly confident that he can get the job done.