Birmingham City players not tired claims Wade Elliott

Blues' Wade Elliott (r)
Elliott (r) joined Birmingham in the summer of 2011

Birmingham City midfielder Wade Elliott says the players are not feeling the effects of the club's arduous season.

The 33-year-old midfielder scored Blues' winner in their FA Cup third round replay win at Wolves, their 36th game of the season.

As a result their campaign will consist of a minimum of 58 matches but Elliott is not worried about fatigue.

"We feel pretty good, the more games we play means the more we're winning," he told BBC WM.

Elliott joined Blues from Burnley in the summer, having made 252 league appearances in over six years at Turf Moor.

During his time with the Clarets he scored the winning goal in the 2009 Championship play-off final against Sheffield United to seal the team's promotion to the Premier League.

The former Bournemouth man played in 56 matches that season and says players do not notice the exhaustion that comes from so many games when they are recording victories.

"The team played 61 games and when you're winning you don't feel tired," he said.

"When you're winning games, you just want the next one to come along."

Blues boss Chris Hughton has used the Europa League and the FA Cup to rotate his squad to try and keep players as fresh as possible.

Young players like Jordan Mutch, 20, and 17-year-old Nathan Redmond have been brought into the first-team and Elliott is impressed with how well they have performed.

"It's nice for the fans to see players like Jordan and Nathan coming through and it's credit to the club and the work being done behind the scenes," he continued.

"A lot's been made of what's gone on at the club over the summer but the clear out gives an opportunity to people and there are two or three who are grasping the nettle."

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