UK time is: 19:19:26
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Danns Welcomes The Pressure

Neil Danns has welcomed the added pressure that comes with Blues being favourites to bounce straight back up.

'It's nice to play with pressure, I prefer it that way, it gives you that incentive to work harder to make sure you don't let people down.

'It will be different to what I was used to at Colchester United. Not being a big or glamorous club, teams used to turn up and just think they could roll us over easily. We were underestimated but that's not going to happen at Birmingham, there's a different challenge for me.

'For a lot of teams, playing us will be like a cup final, everyone will try extra hard to beat us. That's OK, you just have to deal with it and it should spur you on, not make you worried.

'I think we're capable of getting promotion, the manager has brought in some young, exciting players who are prepared to work hard and that's a big thing these days.

'For people like myself, Cameron Jerome, Stephen Kelly, we have a great opportunity at Birmingham and we're hungry to do well.

'There are already some good youngsters at Birmingham, but quality experienced players as well. I think the manager's got the right blend.

'I'm sure we are going to play with energy and enthusiasm and we will have a massive chance of going up.'

Despite the optimism, Danns doesn't expect to walk straight into the Blues team and expects competition to be hard.

'I've got to work hard to earn my place and I'm prepared to do that, I'm always confident of scoring goals. I keep making runs and tend to get into the right positions.

'As a youngster I used to play up front. I was top scorer for Blackburn Rovers when we reached the FA Youth Cup final and at Colchester, including my first season, I scored 28 goals in 82 starts.

'I've always had it in me, that knack to get into the right place at the right time. But if I don't get a chance, then I'm also able to look for other players.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 29 2006

Time: 6:15PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Rowett: Much Needed Win (Sunday March 1 2015)

Kiernan on Brentford Victory (Sunday March 1 2015)

Birmingham 1-0 Brentford (Sunday March 1 2015)

Gleeson Red Leaves Rowett Short (Sunday March 1 2015)

Preview: Birmingham City v Brentford (Saturday February 28 2015)

Defender Won't Make Brentford Game (Friday February 27 2015)

Reactions to Ipswich v Birmingham (Wednesday February 25 2015)

Davis: Result Matters the Most (Wednesday February 25 2015)

Rowett: Individual Errors Problem (Wednesday February 25 2015)

Archived Birmingham City Articles

List All Vital Birmingham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Sheff Wed 34 11 13 10 -2 46
11. Blackburn 34 11 12 11 -1 45
12. Charlton 34 9 15 10 -6 42
13. Birmingham 34 10 12 12 -11 42
14. Huddersfield 34 11 9 14 -12 42
15. Cardiff 34 10 11 13 -6 41
16. Leeds Utd 34 11 8 15 -9 41

Breaking League News

Blackpool 1 Latics 3 - We're All Singing Together
Wigan : 01/03/2015 18:33:00
Slade - Unlucky Wolves Loss
Cardiff : 01/03/2015 18:15:00
Norwich 2 - 0 Ipswich
Norwich : 01/03/2015 18:10:00
Stephens Previews Derby County
Brighton : 01/03/2015 17:42:00
Hughton - We Didn't Deserve Bolton Loss
Brighton : 01/03/2015 17:35:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Birmingham v Blackpool
Suggested By:  
Home win 100%
Draw 0%
Away win 0%