Despite going through a “difficult patch” according to Garry Monk, City fans are literally showing their support for him and their team in numbers, with over 5,600 of them travelling to Deepdale this weekend for the game against Preston.
It is a clear show of faith from supporters who remember where they were a year ago, and is something that does not surprise Monk in the slightest.
The manager was aware that many were left frustrated by an abject performance in their home defeat to Millwall on Wednesday, and agreed that the dissent from the stands on the final whistle were “thoroughly deserved”.
Speaking to Birmingham Live about the fans, he said: “We have done that quite a few times this season [taken huge numbers to away games], the attendances at home and away have improved this season.
“That just shows how much the belief of the fans has come back in this team. Yes we are in a difficult patch – but what are we going to do about it?
“We are going to stick together – that’s the way it is. That’s what we do at this club, that’s been the mentality at this club for a long, long time. What are we going to do? Turn on each other? No chance. We have come too far to do that.
“I understood on Wednesday night, there were some frustrations at the end – but thoroughly deserved. We appreciate that, we are an honest group of people here.”
The travelling numbers will be hoping for an improvement off the pitch, and if the players could show the level of commitment the supporters do week upon week, then Birmingham would be right up there in the promotion mix.
Monk will be hoping for a reaction from his team, and if he does not get one from the players, he is certainly getting it from the fans.
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