Free Press Prediction League: Jonathan Foster

An excellent coupon busting win against Southampton has certainly lifted spirits this week.

What made it even more pleasing was the key role played by the ‘old guard’ at Rovers, with Sharp netting the winner, Stock pulling the strings in midfield and Hird absolutely flawless at the back.

It’s to be hoped that Sam retains his place on merit against the conflicting priority of giving 36-year-old Diatta one last shot at a salary.

This week sees a trip to Birmingham, a team in fairly inconsistent and largely uninspiring form.

The Blues are suffering from fixture congestion as a result of their European exploits.

I genuinely think we could go there and win.

I don’t want to curse us, so I’ll go for the hard fought draw.

Birmingham 1 Rovers 1