QPR - The make or break game for Steve Cotterill
Birmingham City return to St.Andrew's this weekend hoping to turn their fortunes around as they take on Queens Park Rangers.
The visiting side are just six points above Blues in the table and are also just three places outside of the relegation zone, which is filled by Blues, Sunderland and Burton Albion.
Blues are looking to make it two wins out of two on their own patch of haven and with their away form really letting them down in the league at the moment, picking up points in games around them is crucial, and not just for the spirit of the team.
Vital Birmingham sources have revealed to us that should Blues lose this weekend, it may well be the final nail in the coffin for Steve Cotterill as Blues manager.
Although there are contrary reports that suggest Cotterill will be given longer than the previous three managers who have all failed before him, Gary Rowett, Gianfranco Zola and Harry Redknapp, but how long remains to be seen.
It may well turn out to be the make it or break it game for the former Bristol City manager.
Many pundits go on about how managers aren't given enough time to prove themselves in a managerial post so I am willing to give Cotterill a little bit more time but I fear for him and the players if they start poorly on Saturday afternoon.
When Blues came out sluggishly on last Saturday against Fulham, the atmosphere quickly turned sour, especially in the second half, so the players need to come out fighting, a bit like they did at the back end of last season when they were fighting for survival.
Blues were so well placed at this point last season but with a much worse squad which is why everyone is struggling to come to terms with why we are where we are in the league, but the players just are showing how much the care at the minute.
It is all well and good saying it after the game to the select few number of fans who stayed behind to confront them but their actions speak louder than words so they really need to buck their ideas up.
Do your talking on the pitch! Entertain the fans and keep your manager in a job.