Gary Rowett aiming for 72 points


Blues boss Gary Rowett has set his sights on the play-offs after suggesting 72 points could be the figure needed to get there at the end of the season.

Blues have been in and around the top six all season, but have slightly fallen away this weekend after not having a game.

Rowett’s men now have a game in hand over their rivals but the manager feels he would rather have points on the board.

“You can look at it as a bad thing or a good thing (that we didn’t have a game this weekend). We’d rather have points on the board at this stageĀ in the season than a game in hand but if some of the results had gone right for us this weekend, we’d have been in the play-offs with three points.

“Between 72 and 78 points gets you in the play-offs,” he said.

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He also believes that his squad need to focus on what they need to do, regardless of their rivals’ performances.

“It doesn’t matter how you get them or what other teams do. I think for us we need to keep focusing on what we do and that after a good run the last three games we’ve found ourselves on the end of two draws.

“We just need to focus on what we need to do and put in a good performance at home against one of the teams in the bottom three.

“There’s no real expectation outside our fans and our camp, so why feel pressure?” he added.



Images: ITV, BCFC


  1. Gary has to put up with comments like those in the Birmingham mail first , shame on them , talking about what players we think should go at the end of season when we need all of them for a final push , SHAME…..


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