Birmingham City boss Eustace predicts where West Brom will finish this season in the Championship table

What does Birmingham City’s boss make of West Brom?

Birmingham City boss John Eustace believes West Brom will finish in the ‘top two or three’ by the end of the season.

The Blues make the trip to the Hawthorns on Wednesday night to take on their Midlands rivals.

They go into the game on the back of a 1-0 away win at Preston North End, whilst the Baggies drew 1-1 at home to Burnley last time out.

‘Very good team’...

Eustace has said, as per his pre-game press conference:

“It’s a local derby, obviously. We’re up against a very good team with bags of experience and an excellent manager.

“A team that has got the likes of (John) Swift, (Jed) Wallace - those kind of players who most Championship teams would love to have.

“We know how tough the game is going to be and we’ve prepared properly over the past couple of days and we’re looking forward to the challenge.”

He added:

“We know they’re a top, top team. They’re probably going to finish in the top two or three in the league and quite rightly so with the squad they’ve got.”

Steve Bruce

West Brom have made a slow start to the campaign and will be hoping they can kick-start their season with a big win over Birmingham this week.

The Baggies have won just once in their first eight outings and are currently sat in 16th place.

Steve Bruce’s side delved into the market on the final day of the transfer window to sign striker Brandon Thomas-Asante and he scored on his debut against Burnley.

They have since added to their ranks further by bringing in attacking midfielder Tom Rogic on a free transfer following his departure from Celtic in late June.