TOUGH START

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.

In other two matches, they have been defeated by the same score. Clark has a special said that the first half against Brighton and Hove Albion clearly demonstrated a lack of self-belief amongst the players. However, this improved significantly in the second half after he had spoken to them about the same during the half-time break. Birmingham were unlikely to come away with something out of the match, as they hit the crossbar twice. It was Brighton's goal scored by Andy Crofts that disappointed Clark the most, as he felt that it was too easy for the opposition to score.

Birmingham will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they take on Leicester City in yet another difficult match for the team.

“I felt we had some great situations in the first-half where we didn’t show enough belief. At least we showed a bit more belief in the second-half, in attacking third, after we spoke about it at half-time. I felt we were just a little bit nervous in the first-half, for some strange reason. There was no conviction in our shots and passes and crosses in the first-half. So we just stepped it up and did things properly,” said Clark after the match. Leicester City are also chasing promotion this season.

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