Lee Clark has vowed to turn Blues into a team the supporters can be proud of and has highlighted the importance of Saturday’s must-win clash.
Blues take on Peterborough at St Andrew’s with fans expecting them to end their dismal start to the season.
And Clark knows that anything short of a win is not acceptable.
On Tuesday his side crashed out of the Capital One Cup at Coventry City to extend their winless run to four games and the 3,900-strong away following let their feelings be known with a chorus of boos at the final whistle.
But the 39-year-old is determined to put things right on Saturday by finally kick-starting their stuttering season.
“Saturday, we need to win. It doesn’t matter how we do it, we need to win,” he said.
“I’ve said to the players, we’ve got to turn it around. It’s only us that can do it,’’ Clark said.
“I’m not giving up, we’re at a fantastic club with fantastic people, brilliant supporters and I promise we’ll turn it.
“We’ve got an expectant crowd and rightly so. We’ve got to kick on now.
“I need 11 warriors on Saturday because there is going to be a little bit of tension around the place.
“We’ve got to be able to handle that, we’ve got to be able to be positive and play our football like we have tried at Coventry and at Sheffield, but we’ve got to be able to defend.”
Clark was highly critical of his side’s defensive play on Tuesday night as they were beaten 3-2 in extra-time.
He said, that despite hours of hard work on the training field, his side were still making basic individual mistakes that were costing them dear.
For the first time this season, Blues took the lead first, but that was quickly reversed as two quick-fire goals put the Sky Blues in control.
Clark has now watched his side ship 11 goals in five games and has made it clear that things need to change,
“It doesn’t matter whether we deserved to lose it or not, we have lost it and we’re going to continue to lose games if we’re giving away the goals that we’re giving away,” he added.