Can Birmingham City survive relegation?

Many football fans will be eagerly awaiting kick-off at St. Andrews tonight as struggling Birmingham City host Wigan in the Championship.

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Birmingham City edge closer to relegation with defeat

Birmingham City are edging ever closer to relegation tonight after losing once again at home to Wigan Athletic.

Callum McManaman got the one and only goal of the game in the third minute to give Wigan the three points.

The result means Birmingham missed out on the chance of jumping out of the bottom three. They remain in the relegation zone in 22nd place on 43 points with just one more game left to play.

Their chances of survival in the Championship will now go down to the last game of the season on Saturday when they travel to Bolton Wanderers.

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How the fans can help Birmingham City tonight

Dr David Fletcher, a sports psychologist, says Birmingham City fans need to be the "12th player" ahead of their match against Wigan tonight.

The Blues are currently in the relegation zone and have not won at home since October last year.

They are desperate for a win to keep their chances of playing in the Championship next season alive.

READ: Can Birmingham City survive relegation as they host Wigan?

Odds on survival for Birmingham football teams

Aston Villa sit just 3 points outside the relegation zone in the Premier League, after failing to win in their last six matches.

In the betting, they are fifth favourite to be relegated, behind Cardiff City, Norwich City, Fulham and Sunderland:

  • 15/2 - Aston Villa to be relegated

In the Championship, Birmingham City occupy the final relegation place, but they do have a game in hand on most of the teams above them.

The bookmakers make Doncaster the favourites to take up the final relegation place, ahead of Birmingham:

  • 15/8 - Birmingham City to be relegated
  • 4/9 - Birmingham City to stay up

Odds courtesy of Skybet.

Birmingham City boss confident of survival

The Birmingham City manager Lee Clark says he is confident the team can get four points from their remaining two matches, to guarantee Championship survival.

His side currently sit in the bottom three, but have a game in hand on a number of teams above them. Clark says the fans will be the driving force behind their push for safety.

Birmingham take on Wigan Athletic tomorrow night in their final home match of the season, when they are looking to get their first win at St Andrews since October.

Birmingham will need to take at least a point from this game-in-hand, if survival is to be in their own hands on the final day.

The last match is away at Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

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Birmingham City take three points at Doncaster

Birmingham City have moved closer to safety after an important win away at Doncaster Rovers.

Doncaster looked on course to maintain their unbeaten home record when they scored just before half time.

Blues came back with goals in the 57th, 72nd and 76th minutes.

After the 3-1 victory, Birmingham are now 18th in the table with six games left to play.

Marlon King admits dangerous driving charge

King faces up to two years in jail
King faces up to two years in jail Credit: Press Association

Former Premier League footballer Marlon King today pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court to dangerous driving after a three-car crash left a motorist with a fractured elbow.

King, of Torksey, Lincolnshire, was due to go on trial at Nottingham Crown Court today after pleading not guilty to a charge of dangerous driving at an earlier hearing.

The footballer, who appeared in the dock wearing a blue suit and open-necked white shirt, changed his plea to one of guilty to the charge this morning.

The striker, who has played for Nottingham Forest, Coventry City and Birmingham City, faces a maximum sentence of two years' imprisonment.

Marlon King to go on trial on dangerous driving charge

Marlon King was released by Birmingham City in 2013
Marlon King was released by Birmingham City in 2013 Credit: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

A former Premier League striker is to go on trial today charged with dangerous driving after a crash in Nottinghamshire left a motorist with a fractured elbow.

Marlon King, who has played for Nottingham Forest, Coventry City and Birmingham City is alleged to have committed the offence on his 33rd birthday while driving a Porsche Panamera on the A46 on 26 April.

A 35-year-old man was airlifted to hospital after the collision at Winthorpe, near Newark, which was witnessed by an off-duty police officer.

King, who is on bail, pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving, which carries a maximum sentence of two years' imprisonment, at a hearing at Nottingham Crown Court last November.

The Jamaican international was released by League One side Sheffield United in December.

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