Monk expects Blues survival

Garry Monk is confident Birmingham have enough quality to survive in the Championship this season.

The Blues will head into their clash with leaders Wolves on Sunday sitting just outside the relegation zone and they have certainly improved since Monk took over as manager at the start of last month.

Indeed, Birmingham have taken 10 points from their seven games since Monk’s arrival and the 39-year-old is confident he can guide them to Championship survival over the coming weeks, particularly as their destiny remains in their own hands.

‘Our destiny is in our own hands and that’s where you want it to be,’ Monk said. ‘Whilst it’s in your own hands you have to fight as hard as possible. We’re confident, we’ve been performing well, and the lads are very much together.’

Monk has certainly been impressed by the spirit his side have shown since his arrival and he insists he would not have taken over at St Andrew’s had he not believed he could keep them up.

He added: ‘I wouldn’t have come here if I didn’t believe in it. I think the players are showing in their fight and what we’re trying to put on the pitch.’

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