Rowett pleased with ‘resilient’ Blues


Since the 3-1 drubbing against Wolves in the ding-dong derby, Gary Rowett has managed to lift his squad and create an unbeatable force.

Not only are Blues unbeaten in 3 games and picked up 7 points, it has been 3 impressive clean sheets also.

Blues now face Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow infront of the Sky cameras. No doubt the toughest test yet for the boys in blue, where we will see how Rowett’s men compete against yet another promotion favourite.

Here’s what the Blues boss had to say about the recent form:

“The way we responded after the Wolves second half has been really really good, full of character.” He told the BBC WM

“The team have showed a real resilience in the way we’ve approached games and the way we’ve seen out some of those games in terms of our defensive performances.”

“If you had said we’d have took seven points from Norwich at home, Fulham away who are flying high and Reading away, I think we would have been very pleased with three clean sheets.”

“We’re probably a bit dissapointed in some ways the Reading game. We didn’t quite pass the ball as well as we have done in the past two games.”

“I know that Reading make it very difficult for you to do that in the way that they play. They end up with sometimes six or seven around the box passing the ball.

“I think the challenge for Amy away team is; do you really want or need to push six or seven of your own players up, or is it up to the home team to get in your final third and cause you trouble?”


Rowett then went on to say:

“A point and a clean sheet topped off the two games nicely.”

We couldn’t have put it better gaffer. Let’s hope Wednesday don’t come down all guns blazing and Blues are fast and creative like we’ve seen so often this season. I think the wingers will be a key part in this game, Maghoma and maybe Adams (depending on where he plays), will be our main threat again.

Listen to the interview in full here.

Look out for our preview later today… Also, let us know your predictions below!

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