Birmingham look to make amends

 

Birmingham striker Marlon King has welcomed a quick return to action as his side look to move on from Saturday's failure to beat Peterborough when they host Burnley tomorrow night.

Blues have three games in hand on most of their npower Championship rivals but have the chance to gain some ground against the Clarets.

Chris Hughton's side head into the game keen to return to winning ways after going three league games without a victory, with Saturday's 1-1 draw against Posh particularly frustrating.

King had put the hosts a goal up in the first half but Grant McCann's superb free-kick salvaged a point for the visitors and the City striker admits they only had themselves to blame.

"We're still unbeaten at home and anybody that comes to St Andrew's knows they've been in a game," he told his club's website, bcfc.com.

"We were very positive in the first half and had a lot of attacking options and we were also solid at the back. We got in a lot of times and that's when we should have punished them.

"It came back to bite us, but that's football and we learn from it.

"The gaffer said his words and the boys know we're better than what we showed in the second half.

"But there's another game on Tuesday so we can't dwell on it and we will take out the positives.

"There is a lot of quality in our side, but we'd like to turn these draws into wins."

King and his team-mates are up against a floundering Burnley side who have lost their last three matches, culminating in Saturday's home defeat by Leeds.

On-loan striker Sam Vokes, however, sees reasons for optimism despite the Clarets sitting fourth from bottom in the table.

"I know it's a strong side here," he told burnleyfootballclub.com.

"I've worked with Eddie (Howe, manager) before and a few of the lads and we have to take the positives from the Leeds match. With a couple of wins we can get out of this."

Birmingham are without midfielders Morgaro Gomis and Jordon Mutch for the match while Burnley's Charlie Austin suffered a dislocated shoulder on Saturday.

Tomorrow's other Championship match sees second-bottom Coventry host fourth-placed Cardiff at the Ricoh Arena.

Cardiff boss Malky Mackay is particularly pleased with the form of winger Peter Whittingham after the former Aston Villa youngster's goalscoring contribution in Saturday's win over Reading.

"Whitts has always had a talent on the ball," said the Scot. "But I'm also delighted with the amount of tackles he is making and second balls that he's picking up."

PA

PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
Autumn/winter menswear 2015: The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore

Autumn/winter menswear 2015

The uniforms that make up modern life come to the fore
'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

'I'm gay, and plan to fight military homophobia'

Army general planning to come out
Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

25 years of The Independent on Sunday

The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project