Blues’ 3-1 win at Rotherham means Andy Munro can finally relax.
It was never going to be easy. And that’s how it transpired against a boisterous Rotherham team, desperate for survival, who have put in some stirring performances of late.
Early on Blues looked quite bright but came increasingly under the cosh and it was no surprise when the Millers went one-nil up. Talk about squeaky bum time; with Wigan winning and Reading drawing, it was more like a litre of prune juice washed down with a dash of liquid paraffin.
Luckily Garry Monk showed why he’s beloved by most Bluenoses, with a tactical switch aimed at pushing the forwards higher up the pitch with Jota at the head of a diamond. Jota is certainly in the Marmite category for Blues fans – a highly paid, over-rated and flash in the pan player to some or a footballing Genie of the lamp who can turn the game in a flash to others.
Either way it worked, with Jota involved in setting up Maghoma’s goal and then turning scorer thanks to Adams. Mrabti’s goal was the icing on the cake to ensure a comfortable score line. We can now breathe a sigh of relief as it will be pipe and slippers time next week against Wigan. This might be an opportunity for the youngsters although more likely it’s a chance for players and fans alike to thank each other for a difficult but rewarding year.