Birmingham City have always been a big passion of mine and in recent years the lyrics to our anthem ‘Keep Right On’ and ‘Joys and Sorrows’ tell the story of what has happened since Carson Yeung has come in.
However, after last season’s magical turn around in the so called Rowett Revolution, my hopes for the 2015/2016 season have been raised dramatically.
After finishing 10th last season under Rowett, I think Blues can go one step further and push for a higher finish. Many may call me silly but truth be told, the buzz around the club is like one we had when we were in the Premier League. The team seem really close, the management and his backroom staff always seem happy and the fans are back on side, what’s not to be optimistic about.
Blues play Reading at home on the first day of the season and after beating them 6-1 at St.Andrews last season with teenage sensation Demarai Gray scoring his first senior hat-trick, Blues fans will be hoping that there is more of that to come!
Personally, I believe that if the team performs well from the get go then we will be up there challenging for a play-off spot, but nothing more than that. Being a Birmingham City fan means being optimistic and I really am for next season. With the right additions, some of which are yet to come, I think we can push for a higher finish than last season.
I believe that Rowett needs to bring in at least another two players to have a steady squad for next season. Current triallists Royston Griffiths and Shane Lowry both looks as though they could be coming through the door, as does Diego Fabbrini after Watford allowed him to leave and all three would add fantastic quality to a side which already has some fantastic players in there.
Therefore, I believe that if Gary Rowett can get players like Gray, Clayton Donaldson, Michael Morrison and Paul Caddis playing to the best of their abilities then we can finish 7th.
Blues fans, do you agree with me? Do you think that we can push for a playoff place? If so, do you think we can get one or do you agree that we might just miss out on the four available spots? Let us know in the comment section down below!