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Gary Rowett backed to keep the Blues up by pundit Guy Branston

Pundit Guy Branston has backed Gary Rowett to maintain Birmingham City up this season.

Birmingham City are at present embroiled in a relegation battle within the Championship.

The Blues are sat in twenty first place within the desk and are exterior the drop zone on aim distinction with seven fixtures left to play.

Branston, who performed as a centre-back for the likes of Sheffield Wednesday and Bradford City, has written within the Football League Paper (31.03.24, web page 39): “If you’re an interim supervisor of Gary Rowett’s stature, you’ll choose up wins and get Birmingham out of bother. Gary’s an amazing head coach, among the finest within the enterprise. His work-rate is a joke.

“His coaching technique and tactical knowledge are unbelievable. I worked with him at Burton and thought he was top class then. I worked with him at the PFA when he was doing the coaching badges.”

He added: “His attention to detail is absolutely on point and the players there will instantly respect him. He’s been there, done it and I’ve got no doubt whatsoever that the Blues will avoid relegation.”

Birmingham City backed to remain up

Birmingham are in bother and their kind has been very worrying. They haven’t received of their final seven video games and wish to show their fortunes round fast.

The Midlands outfit have been overwhelmed 2-1 away at QPR final outing and are again in motion this afternoon at residence to Preston North End. Their upcoming opponents nonetheless have an opportunity of stepping into the play-offs.

Rowett is an skilled coach within the Football League and has taken over on an interim foundation till the summer season.

The 50-year-old began his managerial profession at Burton Albion earlier than being poached by the Blues in 2014.

He spent simply over two years at St Andrew’s throughout his first spell on the helm they usually have been on the point of the highest six when he was sacked and changed by Gianfranco Zola.

, ‘No doubt whatsoever’ – EFL pundit delivers verdict on Birmingham City’s survival chances
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Rowett has since had spells at Derby County, Stoke City and Millwall. He minimize ties with the latter in October final yr and has now returned to the dugout.

He has overseen over 500 video games as far as a supervisor, the vast majority of which have come within the second tier.

Branston believes Rowett has what it takes to maintain Birmingham away from League One. They want to begin getting getting wins fast although, beginning this afternoon in opposition to Preston.

The Blues then have have an away journey to automated promotion chasing Leicester City and have nonetheless obtained to play Coventry City and Norwich City.


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