Andy Munro watches Blues go down to Huddersfield Town.
Whilst Huddersfield have been in outstanding form, it was still disappointing to lose two-nil to them, particularly given a spirited second half when Blues hit the woodwork twice and were also foiled by a couple of last ditch saves.
However, that shouldn’t be allowed to paper over the cracks which are apparent in the team’s defence. Both goals that we conceded were almost comical and the second one particularly so as stand-in defenders Gary Gardner and jeremie Bela got themselves in an horrendous mess. Kristian Pedersen, in fairness was the pick with Maxime Colin becoming another injury statistic. Yet, Blues looked massively vulnerable to a simple ball over the top and that was the most worrying factor, although thankfully despite a Barnsley resurgence we have probably enough points in the bank to stay up.
There were some bright spots with Onel Hernandez playing a starring role but we badly missed Lyle Taylor (injured in the warm-up!!) as the Juke tried hard but won little in the air and generally laboured.
We could certainly do with three points against Bristol City who are next up and here’s hoping that we have at least one proper central defender back as well as another forward. Incidentally, it will be good to return to the pitch under the mantle of Birmingham City FC as our recent record as Small Heath Alliance (By Order of the Peaky Blinders) now stands at Played 1; Lost 1!