Birmingham City are enjoying an excellent recovery under manager Gary Rowett this season, with the days of Lee Clark and owner Carson Yeung firmly in the past.
Their tenure under Clark was renowned for defensive frailty, a lack of creativity in midfield, and players low on confidence. This defensive frailty was highlighted by their 8-0 home walloping to AFC Bournemouth, which saw Clark sacked.
This is when it all turned around for Birmingham though as Rowett came in, and the former Burton Albion manager is currently working wonders at the Midlands club.
He has solidified the defence with the addition of Michael Morrison, and the defence is considerably more difficult to break down. He has added creativity in midfield and inspired players like Stephen Gleeson, who is playing very well this season.
Rowett and Birmingham have been in fine form this season, and they have even inspired enough ambition from the fans to suggest that the Play-offs may be a realistic ambition for the club.
Whilst they came back down to earth with a home defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers, they won’t let it detract from what has been an excellent start.
Also players grabbing the headlines have mainly been Clayton Donaldson and young starlet Demarai Gray, but who else deserves praise?
FootballLeagueWorld writer Michael Hasan takes a look at five Birmingham players who deserve more credit than they receive.
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