The transfer window has shut; Birmingham City’s squad remained intact; a new player, in fact, was brought in and Blues registered back to back wins for the first time this season.
It’s a bit of a stretch to say let the good times roll but there does appear to be a change in mood around Blues, around St Andrew’s.
Financially, no way are the club out of the mire. The £3.5 million brought in for Jack Butland will allow Blues to continue, to the summer at least.
Yet in the short term, the heat on the pressure cooker has been turned down, on and off the pitch.
Blues head to Charlton Athletic on Saturday looking to build on recent results. Two draws have been followed up by successive victories in the Championship.
Blues have moved up the table, albeit slightly. It’s the upward momentum that Lee Clark has said has to continue.
“Well, we have got to,” said Clark, when asked about building on the back to back wins.
“It’s no good talking about it. We cannot get excited about it, because it’s the first back to back wins.
“We have got a tough game at Charlton on Saturday and a fantastic Watford team coming here after that.
“But I believe, with the exception of the Bolton game, our league form in terms of performances the past weeks has been good.
“We didn’t get the rub of the green in some of the games we ended up drawing.
“I just said to the players that we had to keep going and keep believing – and they have.”
One of Blues young starlets, Callum Reilly, feels that the side have what it takes to get results.
Reilly believes the blend in the team at present is a good one.
“It’s a great balance at the moment with the players that have real experience and the young lads coming through,” said the 19-year-old.
“It’s been good having the likes of Nathan Redmond, Rob Hall and Ravel Morrison alongside me.
“I think we are getting it right and we will get there. The performances are steadily improving in recent weeks.
“There’s a confidence in the team because when we’re out on the training pitches we all see what each other can do and there are some real quality players here.
“Attacking-wise, we’re scoring goals and we look really good going forward.”
Clark brought in Wes Thomas on loan from Bournemouth on transfer window deadline day.
His addition was a surprise, as many felt it would be a case of players leaving.
Thomas made his debut in the 2-1 defeat of Nottingham Forest and can add something a bit different, said the Blues boss.
“He has got a good work ethic, he has got a good pace, he’s a bit different to what we’ve got,” said Clark.
“He will be a good asset and he’s hungry.
“He’s another one who has come from lower leagues, he’s come from non-league and worked his way up and he’s getting an opportunity to play for a fantastic club like this.
“I know one thing, from now until the end of the season it won’t be for the work ethic scenario.
“I just hope he can get on the goal trail sooner rather than later because that’s what they live by, don’t they, strikers.
“But I know he will get chances and he will score more than he misses.”