Matija Sarkic launches Birmingham City rallying cry on social media ahead of QPR shock
Birmingham City goalkeeper Matija Sarkic took to his personal Instagram account to urge the Blues to face QPR again on Tuesday in their quest to return to the path to league victory.
Lee Bowyer’s side were unable to collect all three points on Saturday in what was a tough game against a strong Preston North End side who are getting very hard to beat.
The Blues had their chances to make the difference in the goalless draw, with Troy Deeney in particular seeing an effort hitting the woodwork.
However, in the end Birmingham couldn’t find a breakthrough and they were forced to settle for a point.
That at least ended the back-to-back losses they suffered against Fulham and Peterborough United. Although he has also seen Sarkic record his fifth clean sheet in nine league appearances so far this season while on loan from Wolves.
Birmingham will travel to QPR on Tuesday with the aim of finding their way back to winning ways in what will be a key game for both sides after their respective form comes down in the last few matches after a solid start to the campaign.
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Sarkic took to his personal Instagram account to insist that the Blues’ result against Preston was positive despite failing to get all three points. While the keeper also urged Birmingham to use it as a base to go against QPR again.
Tuesday is a big game for Birmingham against QPR and it is essential that they get back on their way to victory as soon as possible.
Too often in recent campaigns the Blues have endured long stretches without a win in the league that have seen them drop well in the standings, they need to prevent that from happening again under Bowyer this time around.
The return to the defensive strength they showed at the start of the season in their goalless draw against Preston should be seen as a step in the right direction for Bowyer’s side.
Their last clean sheet came without Marc Roberts and Kristian Pedersen, which shows how badly they have to deal with this.
QPR will be a major test for Birmingham and they have a lot of dangerous offensive players, but they have also shown defensive vulnerabilities so far this quarter.
Therefore, it is essential that the Blues keep the game tight and perhaps look to capitalize on the mistakes made by the Rs at the back.