Birmingham City failed to build on the recent league victory over Leeds United, as the team could only manage a 1-1 draw with Wigan Athletic.
Pressure mounts on manager Gary Rowett as the team has been unable to find a way to get more victories. Birmingham started the campaign with hopes of at least finishing in the play-offs even though there is not a lot of support for the manager from the board in terms of new signings. Birmingham have gone through a lot of financial difficulties in recent times, but Rowett felt confident coming into the game.
After securing a 4-0 win over Kidderminster in the final friendly game, Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett claimed that he is feeling confident ahead of the new season.
The club failed to even come close to achieving their objective of getting promoted back to the Premier League last season. This time around, the competition is expected to be more intense with clubs like Newcastle United expected to be favourites for the top prize. Aston Villa are also in the mix to get promoted back at the first instance.
Gary Rowett admitted that he is extremely disappointed with the professionalism shown by his players in the game with Preston North End.
Birmingham City is scraping into the play offs of the English League Championship which is a huge turn around for the club which was located in the bottom section of the 2nd tier English league when Gary Rowett took charge of City back in October of 2014.
Making a transition from the bottom to the higher section of the league is something which is not easy to accomplish but Gary Rowett managed to accomplish this and it’s why he has been so .
Gary Rowett believes there is no point feeling sorry at the moment.
The Birmingham boss instead wants his boys to dig in deep and see how they can come out of this troubling phase.
Birmingham had a hell of a start in the second division of English Football this season, but, they started slipping a little bit towards the end of 2014 and right now, the scenario is that they have not had a victory in their last 8 games.
They are 17th in the 24-team Championship currently.