Relegation still a worry for Bowyer

20 April 2021 16:38:08 GMTPlus10

Birmingham City boss Lee Bowyer says his team are still not safe from relegation despite moving nine points clear of the bottom three.

The Blues are currently on a four-match unbeaten run, with wins over Swansea City, Stoke City and Rotherham United helping them pull away from the drop zone.

I want to get as many points as quickly as we can and be mathematically safe.

Lee Bowyer

Bowyer has managed to steady the ship since replacing Aitor Karanka, but despite the gap, he is refusing to look ahead to next season.

After beating Rotherham at the weekend, Birmingham moved nine points above the Millers, although Paul Warne's side do have two games in hand on all of the teams around them.

Birmingham are now preparing for Nottingham Forest on Wednesday evening, a game that could have huge implications on the final positions in the table.

Bowyer's side can move above Forest and into 15th if results go their way this week, and the former Charlton coach says his experiences with the Addicks mean he is staying grounded.

He told reporters: "No, I can never say that until the table actually says you are safe. I found that out last season and I don't want that again.

"I want to get as many points as quickly as we can and be mathematically safe - then you can ask me that question, and I'll say 'Yes'. But today, no, we have got a tough game against Forest.

"Rotherham are going to keep fighting. They got a good result in the week against QPR; they were unlucky against Coventry; today, they might think they were unlucky to lose again, it's tough, but you can easily turn it around. Look what we have done."

Birmingham are 2.62 to win on Wednesday night, while the draw is 3.00 and Forest are priced at 2.90 to grab all three points.

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