Birmingham City will be looking to build on a recent upturn in results in the Championship when they return to action this weekend against Barnsley.
The Blues had previously been struggling for a positive run of results in the second-tier, which saw them drop down the second-tier standings at an alarming rate.
Birmingham are sat 21st in the Championship table, and are just three points clear of the relegation zone, which will make for hugely concerning reading at this moment in time.
Aitor Karanka’s side drew with relegation-threatened rivals Huddersfield Town in their most recent match, which came after a 2-1 win over QPR last weekend.
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The Blues boss has named his starting XI ahead of the match with Barnsley, which is certain to be a tough test, with Barnsley winning their last six matches in all competitions.
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Four changes; in comes Valery, Friend, Gardner and Hogan. Sam Cosgrove makes the bench.
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— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) March 6, 2021
Karanka has made four changes to his team, with Yan Valery, George Friend, Craig Gardner and Scott Hogan all coming into the starting XI.
A number of Nottingham Forest supporters took to social media to react to Karanka’s latest team selection for the clash with in-form Barnsley.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
Don’t know how I feel
— EB (@birch1875) March 6, 2021
Might as well just go home
— Dan (@Dan48033556) March 6, 2021
Well we’ve lost
— Luke Johns (@lukejohnsbcfc) March 6, 2021
— Charlie (@Charlielbcfckro) March 6, 2021
Oh this stinks. Absolutely stinks
— K L C (@KCBlues_) March 6, 2021
You've gotta be joking 😂
— J.CAV (@J_R_A_C96) March 6, 2021
— Dan (@_danhalfpenny) March 6, 2021
A strange team choice. But I’m not the manager. Hope AK has got it right
— Alan Gormley ❤️🌈💙😷 (@alanmgormley) March 6, 2021
It just baffles me
— Jamie Wall (@_JamieWall) March 6, 2021
Awful team selection, why play 2 upfront when we have no attacking players on the pitch? Seems to me that he is playing for a draw
— Alex Lombardi (@alombardi9) March 6, 2021
Absolutely awful, I give up
— Will Brown (@WillBro35376061) March 6, 2021
— Raouf Swedek (@Raouf_B9) March 6, 2021