Birmingham City continue resurgence under Gary Rowett

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It was Trevor Francis day at St Andrews on Saturday, and what better way to celebrate his star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars than a 2-1 home win against another of his former clubs, Nottingham Forest.

The Blues took the lead after only ten minutes, with Welsh international David Cotterrill opening the scoring with left-footed effort.

Unchanged XI

Birmingham looked solid throughout and were being backed by their highest attendance of the season so far at 18,595. Gary Rowett fielded an unchanged side that bagged three points at Rotherham last week, and it proved to be the right decision.

However, they faced a tough task on the 84-minute mark after conceding a controversial goal to which many thought was offside.

In typical Blues fashion they managed to produce a late response after a penalty was given against goalscorer Britt Assombalonga – it was calmly dispatched by penalty taker Paul Caddis as the opposition striker was given his marching orders..

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Blues fans were elated to see their team go unbeaten in five games – ever since Rowett took the reins, with quality performances all-round he can look to build on the clubs’ recent form for the future.

By no means has his first month in charge been easy though, as he was thrown straight into the deep end away against an in-form Wolves, but there is a buzz around the place and he seems to have both the board and the team's backing.

After around six weeks in charge it seems that he now has an understanding of what his best starting XI is and has also brought players back in from out in the cold - Andrew Shinnie most notably.

'Rowett Revolution'

Rowett is showing consistency and stability during his tenure with the Blues over recent weeks, and that is something you could argue was lacking under previous management.

Another week, another result and three points for the mighty Blues! Hopefully they can keep this form going and make it six unbeaten in what fans are starting to label the 'Rowett Revolution', and it’s great to see the elation amongst fans, especially when good times don’t come around as often as we’d like… KEEP RIGHT ON! 

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