No drop fears for Blues star Johnson

19 October 2010 05:33
Roger Johnson admits Birmingham need to improve but insists there is no panic in the camp despite their poor start to the season.[LNB] The Blues are currently languishing in 17th place in the Premier League, just a solitary point above the drop zone.[LNB]They have picked up just one victory from their eight fixtures to date and have tasted defeat in three of their last four.[LNB]That alarming slump has given cause for concern for all those connected with the St Andrews club, with Saturday's home date with Blackpool being billed as a must-win fixture.[LNB]But centre-half Johnson claims no-one is considering the prospect of relegation.[LNB]"Of course we're concerned," he told the Birmingham Mail. "Eight games in, it is early. But games will tick away if we don't start picking up results.[LNB]"The target for every Premier League team in our position is a point a game, and we're below that at the minute.[LNB]"It's not gone for us, we're lacking goals. Nikola Zigic got his first one (against Arsenal on Saturday), that's great, and hopefully he will kick on now and get a few more.[LNB]"We have made some bad errors, we've been getting some bad decisions against us, which aren't helping, a bit of bad luck with own goals and stuff and penalty decisions.[LNB]"When we are conceding goals, apart from the West Brom game, we're not getting opened up. We are still quite solid defensively.[LNB]"It's just in that final third we don't seem to be getting the goals ourselves.[LNB]"Yes, of course, Blackpool is now important. We're at home, we need to win the game. We have to win the game. Simple.[LNB]"But there's no panic at all. We're far too good to go down. There's enough belief in that dressing room. We've got some great players, a good squad and relegation is not even in our minds."

Source: Team_Talk