Birmingham City are still reeling from the nine point deduction they suffered for breaking FFP rules, that has seen them plummet down the Championship table and now hover above the drop zone, with only seven matches of the season remaining.
This weekend Garry Monk’s side face a tough challenge when they host title challengers Leeds United, in a vital clash if the Blues are not going to get further drawn into a relegation battle.
So is this weekend’s match a must-win for Birmingham?
“I don’t think so.
“It is definitely a much bigger game then it would have been but losing to Leeds will not decide their fate.
“They have a couple of games against those around them in the coming weeks which are much more important.”
“It’d be ideal if they win of course but Leeds are a tough side and so it can’t be seen as a disappointment too much if they lose.
“There are bigger games on the way that they need to win.”
“It’s not a must win in terms of in not being salvageable afterwards.
“Rotherham and Wigan will be big games, as well as Ipswich.
“This will be a huge test for them, but defeat won’t define their season.”