Birmingham City relegation rival responds to 'not fair' claim as Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield bid to avoid drop

Sheffield Wednesday manager Danny Rohl looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match against Stoke City at Hillsborough. Photo by Ben Roberts Photo/Getty Images.Sheffield Wednesday manager Danny Rohl looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match against Stoke City at Hillsborough. Photo by Ben Roberts Photo/Getty Images.
Sheffield Wednesday manager Danny Rohl looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match against Stoke City at Hillsborough. Photo by Ben Roberts Photo/Getty Images.
Birmingham City’s relegation rivals have a ‘special’ weekend ahead of them.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Danny Rohl has responded after the fairness of the Championship fixture schedule this weekend was questioned.

The Owls are one of Birmingham City's relegation rivals and every game is crucial. Blues are just a point above Wednesday who are 23rd and 22nd-placed Huddersfield Town. Birmingham face already relegated Rotherham United at 3.00 pm on Saturday at the New York Stadium.

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A host of teams can still be relegated but out of them only two don't play on Saturday. Wednesday's next game isn't until Sunday (April 21) when they travel to Blackburn Rovers at 12.30. Huddersfield are at home to Swansea, Stoke City host Plymouth Argyle and Millwall are away to Sunderland all on Saturday. It means a day less recovery for Wednesday compared to their rivals for next week’s fixtures.

“This week is special because all the teams play before us, so we will know the results,” Röhl said to the Sheffield Star.

"That will show a little bit for me about how we go in that game, but of course, nine points. We can take nine points. That would be 53 points, then we will see. At the moment I am not sure if 50 will be enough this season.

“Is it fair or not fair? It is not my decision and we have to take it. There are so many things that are maybe not fair but I cannot change this. I can help only my team to take the points.”

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Wednesday's final fixture after playing Blackburn Rovers is hosting West Brom on Saturday, April 27 and then travelling to the Stadium of Light to face Sunderland on Saturday, May 4.

Birmingham travel to Huddersfield Town to face the Terriers in a relegation six pointer next weekend before rounding off their campaign against Norwich City. Huddersfield's final match is away to title-chasing Ipswich Town.

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