Skipper Stephen Carr insists Birmingham have enough quality to avoid being part of a relegation battle - if they cut out conceding sloppy goals.
Blues' defensive qualities formed the foundation of them finishing ninth in the Barclays Premier League last season.
But during the current campaign they have pressed the self-destruct button with a series of unforced errors.
However, there were encouraging signs in Saturday's goalless draw at Manchester City even though Birmingham dropped into the bottom three.
Carr said: "We have enough in that dressing room to be safe. But if we keep conceding silly goals, we won't be safe. There have been penalties, own goals. If you look back, they have been poor. A lot of the goals have been gifts.
"If we just cut that out, we are quite solid in general as a team. We know the target we have to get to be safe. It's going to be tough again. It was good to get a clean sheet and a draw away from home against one of the big sides. It was a good confidence boost to the lads."