The last thing Blues need right now is a clash against high-flying Leicester.
Nigel Pearson’s side have hit top form in recent weeks and are currently on a run of five consecutive wins.
Their times of uncertainty look well behind them and you could even say the Foxes look solid and consistent now they’ve got a settled squad.
A point off the Championship summit looks like all those years of heavy investment are starting to pay off.
For Blues it’s quite the opposite.
Back-to-back home defeats have left a seriously glum feeling around St Andrew’s.
The 5-0 mauling against Barnsley was followed by a 1-0 defeat to Huddersfield – a result that hurt even more for manager Lee Clark as it came against his former employers.
A glance at the league table is tough viewing for supporters and a victory on home soil is desperately needed to lift the mood.
Recording it though is a different matter and Blues will need to pull out all the stops to make it happen.
Leicester are playing with confidence and if you go by bookmakers odds they are the favourites to win.
What isn’t helping Clark’s men are the dwindling attendances at the once-intimidating stadium.
Opponents are finding it a comfortable place to play of late and with 4,200 away fans making the short trip from the East Midlands, Saturday’s game is sure to continue that trend. In times of adversity Blues need their fantastic fans to be right behind them but it seems the only way that will happen is if results and performances pick up.
There’s no escaping the downbeat feeling of late, but now the dust has settled and the international break has passed there is a fresh sense of optimism amongst players and staff that fortunes will start to change.
Last week’s news that a takeover of the club is in its very early stages shifted the talk from matters on the pitch.
Yet Clark insists his focus remains on trying to improve Blues and secure results.
“To be honest it doesn’t affect me at all – and I can’t affect it in any way either,” he said.
“The only way I can affect anything is by getting the team successful.
“Whoever takes over, that will be their choice – whether they want to stick with me in charge or whether they want to bring their own people in.
“Whether they’ve got other ideas, I don’t know. Let’s see what happens.”
Blues’ parent company, Birmingham International Holdings Limited, have confirmed to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange they are in talks with two prospective buyers.
There are at least four groups interested in Blues, with Gianni Paladini’s Italian consortium the only ones to have made a bid, which was flatly rejected.
When Blues’ acting chairman Peter Pannu returned to England for a week at the end of September he briefed Clark as best he could on developments.
Due to confidentiality and legal reasons, Pannu has told nobody at the club who he has been in negotiations with over these past several weeks.
And a sale is not imminent as Blues are not close to striking any deal.
“People who are in charge of the club at the moment know what I am about, they know what I am trying to do,” added Clark.
“They have been very, very supportive and that’s all I can ask for.
“If circumstances dictate that something happens and unfortunately for me it means I move on, I can’t control that.
“If someone is paying a lot of money for something they might want to bring someone else in, they might not want to.
“We could have a conversation where they listen to what I have got to say and want me around and that would be brilliant.
“Everybody who has been involved since I have come here has made me feel welcome and I want to repay that.”