Former Birmingham City fans' favourite Tommy Mooney is backing Blues to beat the drop back into the Championship.
The 36-year-old Walsall striker, who scored 15 goals in 34 appearances for the Blues between June 2001 and August 2003, believes there are three worse teams in the Barclays Premier League than Alex McLeish's men and added he would love to see them survive.
"I do think they will survive but not because they are really good but because there are worse teams," he said.
"It will be difficult for them. I went to the Chelsea game a couple of weeks ago and I thought both sides were poor. They have improved since then.
"As long as you are working hard and trying your best the supporters are happy and I love that honesty about the Blues fans.
"We played them at Banks's Stadium in the summer and the Bluenoses were fantastic to me. I was top scorer in the promotion season and you look at the facts and you can understand why they like me."
Mooney said he left St Andrew's on good terms after being honest enough to know his own limitations.
"I loved my time there but you have to be honest, I wasn't good enough for the Premier League," admitted Mooney, who has scored over 200 goals in his career.
"In the Championship in my late 20s I scored bags of goals. I was always one of those players caught between the two, not quite good enough for the Premier but good in the Championship.
"There was no bitterness when I left Blues because I knew I wasn't good enough. That is why they appreciate me because of that honesty. It was the same at Watford."
Mooney looks back on his time at St Andrew's with fond memories and said the team sprit was the secret behind the side's eventual success in reaching the Premier League, although he admits the influence of the massive amounts of money in the game has placed more pressure on the players than in his time.
"St Andrew's is a different place now to when I was there," he said. "We had a great team spirit and the banter was great.
"The difference is that it has changed and it is big business now. We were all paid ridiculous salaries but now it is astronomical. It is all about money and that is why Birmingham are in the position they are because they have spent a lot of money over the past few years. That is why they are expected to deliver a lot."
Meanwhile, current Blues strikers Cameron Jerome and Gary O'Connor both reminded McLeish of their striking prowess with goals in the reserves' 2-2 draw with Fulham on Tuesday night.
O'Connor has been out of action for the past two weeks with a tooth abscess, while Jerome's appearances have been restricted by a hip problem. However, they both made goalscoring returns at Craven Cottage.
Colin Doyle, Franck Queudrue, Daniel De Ridder and Mauro Zarate were also in the starting line-up.
* A spokeswoman for the charity which received a £1,000 donation from Robbie Savage has expressed her gratitude.
Derby County skipper Savage has made the donation because his performances have not been up to scratch, according to a source close to the player.
The former Birmingham City midfielder paid the money to Midlands-based charity When You Wish Upon A Star which helps terminally-ill children fulfil long-held ambitions.
A spokeswoman said the charity relies heavily on donations and added: "We are grateful to all of our supporters. We would like to thank the Derby County player for making the donation. It was a wonderful surprise.
"The money will be used to help us grant wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses."
A source close to the footballer said: "Robbie feels that he hasn't performed on the pitch and he feels he wants to give something back to the community. He wants to give something back."
This is Savage's second good deed in less than a week. On Saturday he picked up two Rams fans in his Mercedes as they stood at a bus stop on their way to Pride Park. He then gave them two tickets to the game against Sunderland.
The 33-year-old took a pay cut when he joined Derby for £1.5 million from Blackburn Rovers in January.