The Championship club Birmingham City has struggled in this season trying to keep their head above water as they scrape the lower section of the league and after not being able to pick up positive results in their home turf, it has been officially announced that the assistant manager and the first team coach of the club have been sacked.
The manager of Birmingham City, Lee Clark, has said that his players are immensely frustrated after not being able to get better of Barnsley the other day on their home ground St Andrew’s.
The Blues had put themselves in a position to win that match, but, they seemed to slow down a little bit in the latter half of the game and that cost them a couple of points. The visitors managed to neutralise their lead and the game eventually finished in the form of a draw.
Kyle Bartley told that the Blues need to get some momentum when Blackpool comes to St Andrew's on Saturday. Birmingham City is looking forward to this match as a springboard for the rest of the season.
Lee Clark's team is looking for their very first consecutive wins in the season since April when Blackpool come St Andrew's. With matches against Bournemouth, Middlesbrough, Barnsley and Doncaster Rovers and to follow, this is a good scope for Birmingham City to finally rise up Championship.
Birmingham city have made a poor start to the season under the management of Lee Clark, who has come under pressure in recent weeks. However, the manager has said that he is not prepared to look at the table right now because it is still early in the season.
He is only prepared to win football matches as it comes. When asked about how he would judge the start of the season, Clark said that it would be a success if the club managed to beat Sheffield Wednesday in the next league match. This is because he was seeing the season as just one game and not worrying about the past results.
Birmingham have had a tough start to the new season after they have won only one match so far. As a result, they are closer to the relegation zone, and no longer one of the online betting market's favourites for promotion.
Despite their financial difficulties, the club was expected to challenge for promotion spot this season. Due to this difficult start, pressure is certainly a manager Lee Clark. He has said that the team needs to have more self-belief in order to get results. The 1-0 victory over Yeovil town has given Birmingham the three points that they have taken so far.
Birmingham City recently managed a 2-1 win from their first friendly match of the pre-season against Hull City. The Premier league outfit have spent a lot of money in strengthening their team, but they were not a match for the Championship outfit that finished mid-table last season.
Birmingham looked enthusiastic and were full of vigour in the match. This helped them secured a win over their former Championship opponents. After this victory, manager Lee Clark has said that he cannot wait for the start of the new campaign.
Birmingham City only recently sold defender Curtis Davies to Hull City and they could be set for another major departure from St Andrews after manager Lee Clark has said that striker Nathan Redmond could be sold between now and the end of the transfer window.
The financial difficulties at the West Midlands club are well documented. Hence, they have been selling a number of their better players in order to raise enough money in such a way to ward off their financial troubles. Curtis Davies was one of the impressive players for the club last season as they finished mid-table.
Birmingham manager Lee Clark has been fielding one of the youngest teams in the Championship this season. As a result, they have looked lacking experience at times.
There has been a lot of speculation in recent days that the Birmingham City manager Lee Clark will leave the club the next few days. However, the manager has dismissed such speculation by saying that he does not know the reason for this speculation.
The former West Ham and American International defender Jonathan Spector has said that he is extremely impressed by the quality shown by the youngsters at Birmingham City.
The injury crisis currently faced by the club has led to the arrival of several youngsters onto the scene in order to cope up with the injury problems for the manager. In the recent match against Cardiff City, Birmingham had as many as 11 players unavailable for the match. As a result, the manager Lee Clark had no other option but to utilise as many as 7 youngsters against Cardiff.