'Hard to look...' - Birmingham City, Sheffield Wednesday, Plymouth and Blackburn dealt relegation verdict

Birmingham City are facing relegation to League One. Blues aren’t in control of their own destiny. (Image: Getty Images)Birmingham City are facing relegation to League One. Blues aren’t in control of their own destiny. (Image: Getty Images)
Birmingham City are facing relegation to League One. Blues aren’t in control of their own destiny. (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images
Birmingham City face play-off chasing Norwich City at St Andrew’s on the final day of the Championship season.

Former Leeds United and Nottingham Forest midfielder David Prutton is finding it hard to look past Birmingham City being relegated from the Championship this Saturday.

Blues go in to their final game of the season not in charge of their own destiny and needing results elsewhere. They host Norwich City at St Andrew's and a point behind Plymouth Argyle.

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Saturday's opponents Norwich still need a point to secure their play-off place with Hull City their rivals playing Plymouth who are slightly ahead of Birmingham. Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday could also go down with them being three points ahead of Birmingham but behind on goal difference. Blackburn face Leicester City who will lift the King Power Arena at the weekend whilst the Owls are away at Sunderland.

“For most danger, I'd have it as it stands,” said Prutton.

“Given what Huddersfield find themselves in and given what Birmingham City find themselves in. Plymouth the aspirations for a team newly promoted is to be above that dotted line which is where they find themselves now.

“I'm finding it hard though to look away from the make up of what the bottom three is right now. Rotherham United obviously gone, Huddersfield as good as gone and I think possibly it looks like this on screen come the final whistle of the final game of the season.”

Birmingham have rued draws against already relegated Rotherham and their rivals Huddersfield over the last fortnight. Sheffield Wednesday having occupied the relegation spots for most of the season now find themselves in a favourable position.

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Prutton, the lead presenter for Sky Sports' coverage of the EFL played for Wednesday from 2011 to 2014, playing 66 times. He was keen to praise the work of Danny Rohl who took over from Xisco Munoz following a poor start to the campaign.

“Sheffield Wednesday's run has been timed to perfection,” Prutton added.

“We've lauded Danny Rohl for the job he has done with the Owls. This is now kind of reflected itself in a tangible movement out of the bottom three for the first time in so many months. To follow it up with that wonderful victory against West Brom I don't think many people saw coming.

“I think the work that Danny has done with Wednesday has been broadly effective. We've not seen any movement they were still in the bottom three.

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“These couple of results have seen them jump out of that at the best possible time. You've got a team in Blackburn Rovers who have the top scorer in the Championship still not technically safe. It makes for a very thrilling final day.”

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