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Martin Taylor: We can survive in the Premiership

Birmingham City defender Martin Taylor is confident that the Midlands Blues can survive the drop from the English Premier League to the Championship at the end of the season. He is convinced that they have a strong enough squad for the Premiership and rubbishes what the media says about them.

Taylor says:

You read the papers and you hear things and you don’t know what is true and what isn’t true about who was supposed to be coming in.

I’ve only played a small part but, from what I’ve seen this season, we’ve been very strong defensively.

We haven’t been cut open by teams, or had a good beating off anyone, or anything like that. In that part of the team we’ve got enough bodies to make sure we can cope defensively.”

We’ve got youth and experience here, there’s enough energy, everyone is sticking together and no-one is panicking.

We know as a squad we are good enough to win the games we need to win to stay in the Premier League.

Birmingham are 17th in the table and are separated from the bottom three only on goal difference. Moreover, Taylor has been a bit-part player for them this season and was even on the verge of leaving St. Andrew’s in the summer when the defender was told by his boss Alex McLeish that he was a liability rather than an asset to the club. Yet Taylor wants his team to stay up. That’s nobility.

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