Birmingham City 'need to do something' as 'worrying' verdict issued by former Leeds United star

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A prediction has been made for Birmingham City's game against Watford, with a warning also being sent.

A former Nottingham Forest, Leeds United and Southampton midfielder has cast a 'worrying' verdict on Birmingham City.

David Prutton, who played just under 500 games of professional football, is now the lead presenter for Sky Sports' coverage of the English Football League. The 42-year-old has a good eye for the division, and his job is to keep abreast of all the goings on in the Championship.

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Last week, he admitted that there was a 'cause for concern' for Birmingham prior to their game against Millwall. Since then they have lost to the Lions, as well to Middlesbrough on Tuesday, and now he wants to see something from them ahead of their game against Watford.

"It is worrying for Birmingham, now," said Prutton in his Sky Sports column.

"That loss against Middlesbrough in midweek was rather tame, and they are now just a point clear of the bottom three. They have picked up just a point from five games since Tony Mowbray has been absent.

"They need to do something. You felt like it was only a matter of time until Valerien Ismael was sacked by Watford, and it will be interesting to see how Tom Cleverley gets on in the dugout, and whether there will be some kind of bounce from his interim appointment."

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He finished off by predicting that Blues would claim a 1-0 victory over Watford, thus being Mark Venus' first in interim charge. Watford arrive at St. Andrew's @ Knighthead Park having parted company with their manager Valerien Ismael.

Watford had only won once in ten matches, and despite only signing a contract extension in October, he was relieved of his duties. Former Everton, Man United and Sunderland midfielder Tom Cleverley has been placed in interim charge having been promoted from the under-18s setup.

Birmingham don't have the best records against Watford, and they've won just one of their last five home matches against them. Watford have won nine of their last 11 games against them, and have shut them out by keeping a clean sheet in each of the victories.