St Andrew’s hero knows points are essential for Premier League survival.
Birmingham City goalkeeper Ben Foster has demanded his players to pull their socks up and win the two games he feels will be enough to avoid relegation.
The Blues have struggled since they won a dramatic Carling Cup final over Arsenal.
But Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers has pushed Birmingham up to 15th and two points clear of relegation, with a game in hand.
Foster is now aiming for victories over Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, followed by Sunderland the week after to keep them out of danger.
But the 28-year-old is under no illusions about how tough it will be and is uging his players to ready to fight for every point.
“The last couple of weeks have been kind of doom and gloom around the place in the relegation zone,” Foster said.
“But beating Bolton was a huge win and now we have to get another couple of wins.
“They are tough games but they are games we’d like to think we can get something from.
“Coming towards the end of the season these games are vital. It’s going to be a bit scrappy and manic and it’s not going to be beautiful football to watch.”