Birmingham have won just two of their last five league games and after another midweek winless game, former player Clinton Morrison revealed to Air sports (Going through Birmingham live) exactly what he thinks is wrong with the Blues.
The Blues have 11 points in their last ten games and although there has been a more recent recovery in their fortunes, they remain 17th in the standings.
This means that, although they are only six points from a barrage spot, they are still dangerously close to the drop zone.
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However, former player Clinton Morrison doesn’t attribute any of this to current boss Lee Bowyer or the players on the pitch. Instead, he thinks it could come down to a number of players sidelined at St Andrew’s.
They have already lost Tahith Chong to injury and the star on loan is back at Man United. The youngster is among the many stars who have been banned from the club currently and the former player believes those injuries could be what is affecting their recent form.
He said to Air sports (Going through Birmingham live) on the Blues: ”Lee Bowyer is struggling right now with players he doesn’t have but fair play in Birmingham, they got a good point and the fans have been really great. The players who came out, all the players would be in the first XI without a shadow of a doubt.
“Maybe not Sanchez who just came back from a long injury and then suffered another injury. But the likes of Chong, they miss Chong, Maxime Colin started, Pedersen, Friend, Jordan Graham came in at right-back and did a brilliant job.
“But the key to Birmingham doing great this season is getting these players back as soon as possible. I know Chong is out for the season, but the others need to get them back.
Birmingham have certainly looked brilliant at times and have delivered big results already this season. If they can get everyone off the injury table and step onto the pitch, then there’s no reason Lee Bowyer can’t start thinking about a push for the play-offs.
Lee Bowyer has certainly done a good job at the helm of Birmingham so far this season and has shown promise as a manager so far at Charlton and now with the Blues. Although the team is relatively close to the bottom of the table, over time they could continue soon.
They’ve been unhappy with the hand that was dealt to them in terms of injuries, but as soon as they’ve recovered some players they should be ready to go. They will also have the January transfer window to turn to if needed.