Birmingham City have had an indifferent season as of so far with very little to be moaning about, but the same could be said about the fact there’s not a lot to be excited about at St. Andrew’s.

The Blues were on the brink of becoming promotion contenders although the new owners differed for their own way.

By that I mean they sacked promising young manager Gary Rowett at the beginning of December to bring in unsteady Gianfranco Zola.

The Italian has struggled to make an impression at the Midlands club, with just one point from his first four matches but did earn the Blues an FA Cup Third Round replay at Newcastle United, following their 1-1 draw at the weekend.

Zola will be wanting to make a positive impact at Birmingham City during January – including getting rid of some of the fringe players in the first-team or axing those who don’t deserve to be anywhere near the starting eleven.

Here are two players Gianfranco Zola needs to axe over the next seven days to help his cause ahead of the visit of Nottingham Forest at the weekend…..