Gary Rowett: Birmingham City must improve away form

Gary Rowett
Gary Rowett joined Birmingham in October 2014 when they were 23rd in the Championship

Birmingham boss Gary Rowett wants an improvement at Reading with his side still hunting a first away win of 2015.

The Blues have taken just four points from a possible 27 on the road since the turn of the year and have lost the last three away from St Andrew's.

With his side safe from relegation, Rowett now wants to better their away record at the Madejski Stadium.

"We've got to go down there and see if we can play more effectively away from home," he told BBC WM 95.6.

"Our away form has not been what we'd like it to be and we would like to try and find a solution to that."

Birmingham's blue away form
Birmingham's last away win game came on 28 December when they beat Nottingham Forest 3-1.

Rowett's side have suffered defeats against promotion-chasing Watford and Bournemouth in their last two games on their travels but the former Burton Albion manager said he was not underestimating Reading.

"They've got a big squad which is full of quality, so it's very difficult to second-guess what they're going to do," he added.

"What we can do is make sure we are fully focused to make sure we go and get a result."

Birmingham are 14th in the Championship, 14 points clear of relegation and Rowett said they were wary of being stagnant in the final three matches.

"We got mathematically safe with five or six games to go - it becomes less crucial," he said.

"There are lots of players wondering about their futures and that effects the atmosphere."