Phil Brown looks ahead to Port Vale...
Phil Brown believes the key to Blues’ aspirations this season is their home form.
Port Vale visit Roots Hall this weekend in a rut of eight games without a win.
Blues themselves are looking to put the defeat to Gillingham behind them.
After recent defeats Blues have shown their character and bounced back, and Brown knows the same mentality will be required this weekend.
“I know we’ve been knocked off our perch by not having a game on Tuesday night, but we’ve got to get back on that perch,” he said.
“The only way to do that is win the games and the next one is Port Vale.
“It will be a tough game. Michael Brown is in charge now and I think he was player coach earlier on in the season but Michael’s an old character of the game.
“He put himself about but he could play. I fondly remember him at places like Leeds United and that’s never an easy place to play your football.
“And I think his teams play that way. They try and win that physical battle first and then they try and play.
“And that’s what the job in hand is, to win this next match. We’re at home and if we win our homes games between now and the end of the season and pick up some points on our travels hopefully that will be a recipe for where we want to get to.”