Blues boss Redknapp upbeat ahead of Elland Road visit - despite poor start

Harry Redknapp
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Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp is confident his side can ride the pressure on them and begin turning around their disappointing start against Leeds United tonight.

Birmingham are fourth from bottom in the Sky Bet Championship after one win from six games and lost 1-0 at Norwich City on Saturday despite former Spurs boss Redknapp fielding a host of new signings.

Leeds are already 10 points clear of City but Redknapp said: “There’s always pressure when you need results.

“If you look at the table at the moment there’s nothing in it – a win or two and you move up 10 places.

“There’s teams at the top who are up there and they won’t be there at the end of the year and there’s teams near the bottom who you know will be up there.

“It’s a tough game, they (Leeds) are very good but we’re a good team too. We’ve got to go there and look forward to it. It’s always a great place to play football.”

Birmingham will be without on loan Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson (shoulder) and striker Isaac Vassell (hamstring).

Redknapp said: “I’m not expecting to make many changes.

“I was quite pleased with us in most aspects on Saturday.

“We just needed a little bit more cutting edge in that final third.”