Blue skies are back

After Blues beat Stoke City, Andy Munro is starting to feel optimistic.

After yet another impressive scoreline, albeit a slightly flattering one, that’s three home wins on the bounce when previously we couldn’t buy one. Games against the Potters can be turgid affairs and that’s the way it looked until the Juke scored with a trademark unstoppable header following Marc Roberts’ superbly weighted cross.

This seemed to take the pressure off as Blues blossomed in the first part of the second half and it was Jukey again to apply the finishing touch following excellent work by Riley McGree, who was impressive in replacing a weary looking Alen Halilovic. At the other end, a third clean sheet by the defence is the stuff of dreams after it looked like a leaky colandar in Krankie times. Mind you both Neil Etheridge and Harlee Dean had a couple of dodgy moments but Roberts and the two full backs were imperious.

Who would have thought that we could score goals with Jeremie Bela and Ivan Sanchez, arguably our two most gifted players, not on the pitch? However, it would be wrong not to mention Gary Gardner and Ivan Sunjic who, as usual, worked their socks off and are the beating heart of this rejuvenated Blues team. It was also pleasing to see Amari Miller on the bench and getting a couple of minutes. Young Amari is massively talented and my tip to be the next youngster to make a breakthrough. Let’s hope that he’s not another we end up selling for two bob!

It’s all looking good but next week’s game against Rotherham is still massive.