Birmingham boss Lee Clark wants his side to 'do a Leicester City'
Birmingham manager Lee Clark has told his side to use Leicester City as an example of what is required to come through trying times.
Bouyant City travel to St Andrew's on Saturday to face a Blues side that has been decimated by injuries and is in desperate need of a positive home result after successive defeats on home soil to Barnsley and Huddersfield.
Clark admits his side is facing a tough challenge on and off the pitch, with owner Carson Yeung's trial on money laundering charges about to start and the future ownership of the club in question.
However, Clark said Nigel Pearson's City are a shining example of a side that has battled through similar difficult times.
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After City started with three defeats from their opening five games, questions were being asked of Pearson and his players, but a magnificent run of five consecutive victories has seen them climb to second in the Championship.
"It has been a tough one," Clark told the Birmingham Mail.
"We have just got to battle through it, there is still a long time left in the season.
"There are lots of examples in the division, even after these first 10 games.
"Take our next opponent, Leicester City. In the early part of the season there were questions being asked and they have responded with five wins on the spin.
"They look a different team to the one I saw playing a few weeks ago, to the one that I watched on the DVD footage against Bristol City.
"They look a high-energy, powerful team who are just playing so naturally, not even thinking about things, passing the ball well. They look a positive group of players. We just need to get on a similar sort of run to give us the confidence to show everybody what we are about."
The Blues have a lengthy injury list but could be boosted by the availability of former City defender Curtis Davies and left-back David Murphy ahead of Saturday's clash.
But they will be without giant centre-forward Nikola Zigic, who is suspended after his red card against Huddersfield.