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On the back of a one-sided defeat at Watford, Birmingham supporters will have mixed views regarding Lee Bowyer‘s start to life at St Andrew’s.
Nevertheless, three points from two games against playoff contenders represents a strong start for the former midfielder, who is aware that the previous success against Reading will soon be forgotten unless more positive results are posted in the coming weeks.
Rather than worrying about Rotherham’s games in hand, Bowyer will be focused on overhauling the teams above them now that they sit just four points adrift of 17th-placed Nottingham Forest.
For all the criticism of their home form this season, Blues have two wins to their name in three outings, the other being a comeback success against Queens Park Rangers.
At a time when they still possess the worst home record in the division, Blues square off against opposition who have collected 31 points from 18 fixtures on their travels
But it was nerve damage, rather than a strain, which is a positive. So those two players have a chance of playing but aren’t training at the moment. We’ll see how it goes by the time Friday comes around.”
Ayew’s injury sent a wave of worry around the Swansea fraternity, owing to his talismanic performance for the club in their quest for Premier League promotion.
In 38 matches played by the Jack Army so far this term, Ayew has featured in 36, helping propel the side to third on the league table.
The 31-year-old started in all but one of his 36 matches and registered 14 goals and two assists, leaving him as the club’s leading scorer for the term.
“Marc [Guehi] will join up with the team in Birmingham. He flies into there with England Under-21s, so he’ll see us there. He plays at 5 pm today, so we’ll see how he gets on,” Cooper added.