The Championship title and promotion is still there to be ‘got at’, according to Lee Clark.
Birmingham City are five points from the play-off zone and yet to go on an extended sequence of winning results.
They’re capable of it, said the manager.
“The league has changed hands again at the top of the table. It just shows you it’s there to be got at,” said Clark. “In previous years there have been one or two teams that have gone on crazy runs and have been well ahead of everybody else and the rest are chasing a couple of places in the play-offs, but it’s still all to play for.
“What we’ve got to do is put back-to-back results together and go on a run of winning. We cannot have the up-and-down scenario. We’ve got a tough game on Saturday at Blackburn Rovers, but we’re relishing it.”
Clark was delighted all of his players were ‘right at it’ during the victory over Bristol City, which has lifted the mood and confidence.
“Someone asked before the game if Barnsley was still a hangover, but I said it wasn’t because it wasn’t a hangover for the last 20 minutes against Huddersfield or the second half against Ipswich when we missed three absolute sitters to win the game 3-1. So I was never of that thought process, that it was affecting the players. I just felt we needed to perform from the first whistle like we had from the 46th minute on Saturday.
“If we’d done that all game on Saturday it would have been a positive result for us. We did it Tuesday. So if we do the basics right ... there hasn’t been anything to do with rocket science out there on Tuesday.”
Clark said he was delighted to see the spat between Peter Lovenkrands and Nikola Zigic over who should take Blues’ stoppage-time penalty (Lovenkrands missed).
“Ziggy was upset but I love it, great,’’ he said. “All strikers want to score and it was fine by me.”