Birmingham City play only their fourth home game of the Championship campaign on Sunday.

And a few days later the great European adventure continues with a key match against Club Bruges in Belgium.

Right through to Christmas, this is what it’s going to be like for Chris Hughton’s side.

They will be playing catch-up with re-arranged domestic matches, and attempting to progress in the Europa League to the knock-out phase.

And for Marlon King, once the games start coming thick and fast, Blues should only improve.

“I think we’re still settling down as a squad,” said the striker, We’re still finding each other out, getting to know each other’s qualities and strengths and becoming a unit.

“There are a lot of games this season and you can’t look too deeply into it but I think there is a lot of quality throughout the squad and we know that. I think once we click we will be okay.”

King is expected to return to the starting line up for the Foxes lunchtime visit (1pm).

After being thrown in after recovering from a knee injury, with no reserve matches to get him up to speed, King was given a deserved breather at Nottingham Forest.

When he came on with Chris Wood he helped turn the game Blues’ way, Hughton’s men notching their first away success of the campaign.

King has yet to hit the back of the net in the Championship for Blues. His sole goal has come in the Europa League, against Braga.

But his all-round contribution has certainly benefited Blues play and potency.

“I’ll always work my socks off,” he vowed. “If I don’t score and somebody else scores, then I’m happy for them and I am more than happy to play a part.

“The one thing the fans down here appreciate is players working their socks off and I think all the boys do that – and the fans can see that.

“Obviously there has been a lot of turmoil with new players coming in and stuff. They’ve been patient with us and hopefully we can deliver them some results and put a smile on their faces.”

King was wanted at Leicester by Sven-Goran Eriksson in the summer, when he was out of contract at Coventry City.

But he opted for Blues on a three-year deal.

“As everybody knows I was out injured from pre-season, which was frustrating,” he said.

“So I’m still playing a little bit of catch-up at the moment and it’s going to take me a couple of games to get my full sharpness, but it’s nice to be involved in the mix.”

An intriguing prospect to come for Blues is to see King and Nikola Zigic starting.

So far they have only been together against Barnsley, when Zigic came on, and at Manchester City, when both were put into the fray as substitutes.

“The strikers here are all different and we’ve all got different aspects to our play,” said King.

“Ziggy is a quality player who brings another dimension to the squad and I’m sure that given the opportunity in this league he’ll score a hatful of goals.

“Chris Wood is doing really well. He’s come in and taken his opportunity along with Adam Rooney. Everybody is chipping in.”