Blues are still on the fringes of the play-offs thanks to this weekend’s 1-1 draw against Fulham. It was a quiet game where goals were expected. After all, Fulham bought with them the second highest goalscoring record in the league, but also the second worst for conceding too.
Blues smashed the Cottagers in the reverse tie earlier this season but that did little to roar them onto victory this time, and it all seemed a little tepid.
There has been lots of talk in the aftermath of the match as to what the best formation is for the team to go forward with. Is it Toral central or wide? Should Fabbrini come into the side? Should Rowett be more adventurous and play two wingers from the beginning? Should Solman-Otobar be given a chance? Do we need another striker?
All these questions and so few answers as to how Blues should continue with their stuttering push for promotion.
It’s clear there are a few answers that could come from this weekends’ game alone but its also extremely obvious that if Blues want to continue with any sort of promotion push, they need to put away their chances and stop conceding silly goals.
Rohan Ince’s goal was entirely avoidable and Clayton Donaldson should have done better with his late effort.
At this end of the Championship its quality and performances which decide matches. Blues are so very close to being up there with the best but sometimes you feel that they’re not going to beat teams they should easily overcome.
Yes there is no easy game in the Championship but when it comes to promotion, the best team will be at the top come the end of the season.
This makes next weekends’ game against Charlton Athletic all the more important.