It's back to St Andrew's for Birmingham City on Saturday.

And it has to be back to another victory and convincing performance for Lee Clark.

Steve Bruce's Hull City are the visitors.

They are riding high in fourth place in the Championship table.

Blues may be in the lower reaches of the division, but the points gap is not great.

That's why Blues have to take care of business on home turf, said Clark.

They had lost three and drawn one of their four outings there prior to the 2-0 victory over Bristol City.

More of the same that was seen against the Robins, said the manager.

"We're showing good consistency in our performances away.

"With exception of Watford, we have to mirror that at home.

"We had a good performance up at Leeds, a terrific 60 minutes at Millwall. I was delighted with how we played at Blackburn.

"We are starting to see the way I like to see teams go about it, we are starting to all come together as a group.

"Consistency is the key, winning at home is a huge thing for us now on a regular basis, making sure our home games yield three points.

"The good thing is that the league is so congested it's untrue.

"It's unbelievably tight. Come the New Year you have to be in and around that pack ready to pounce because no one has won promotion in November, that's for sure."

Blues went behind to a 13th-minute penalty in their last match, at Ewood Park.

But they struck back quickly, Marlon King netting with his ninth goal of the season, and fifth in as many games.

"We responded very well, showed good character, finished the first-half the stronger and overall in the second-half Paul Robinson has had to make more saves than Jack Butland," said Clark.

Blues were without Curtis Davies due to an ankle problem.

Paul Robinson stepped across from right-back to deputise at centre-half.

And again, Robinson showed his worth to Blues with a stout display that included an important headed clearance off the goal line.

"He has been Mr seven-out-of-10, at least, every week," said Clark.

"When you have got consistent players like that as a manager you can sleep well, because you know the game is in good hands with those people.

"He has shown incredible fitness levels as well.

"He looks fit, sharp. We all know about his competitive edge.

"He has done great at left-back, right-back and centre-half for me.

"So I have been delighted with him."

Jack Butland was overlooked by England this week for their internationals.

The national side are giving him a breather after an intense baptism of fire for the Three Lions.

Butland has improved all the time since the start of the season, when he was installed as Blues' number one.

There were mistakes early on, and areas he still needs to sharpen up.

But his qualities are obvious and there for all to see.

"Top young goalkeeper," said Clark.

"He can be anything he wants. He is improving all the time.

"It was a strange one because he'd played more international football than league football at the start of the season.

"This, the Championship, is the hardest level of club football he has played in.

"And I recall seeing some quotes from himself saying he was a little bit nervous etc.

"He has come through that and in the last couple of weeks he has looked what he is a top, top quality future international goalkeeper." Blues, meanwhile, have taken former Holland international winger Romeo Castelen on trial. He scored in the development side's 2-1 defeat at Coventry City on Tuesday.