Birmingham defender Paul Caddis thinks Wolves clash could be perfect opportunity for Blues to bounce back

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Gary Rowett's men saw their Championship play-off hopes dented in their most recent game.

Paul Caddis believes that Birmingham's upcoming clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers represents the perfect opportunity for the Blues to bounce back after a difficult spell, the Birmingham Mail reports.

Gary Rowett's men's play-off hopes received a setback in their most recent game as they lost 2-0 away at Blackburn, which meant that they have now dropped to ninth in the Championship. But Caddis believes that the prospect of earning local bragging rights makes Sunday's game against Kenny Jackett's men an excellent chance to get their push for a top six place back on track.

"There's no better way to bounce back - away in a local derby," he told the Mail.

"We will be up for it. We are all disappointed as a group, we are an honest bunch of lads, we never come out here and say we are individually the best players in the Championship

"We never say we are the best team in the Championship but we all work hard. We will stick together and the team spirit will get us through.

While the Blues' most recent result, as well as their current form - having won just twice in their last seven league games - may be a concern, they find themselves just two points adrift of the top six, and have a game in hand over Sheffield Wednesday, who occupy that final play-off spot.

And since Rowett took over last season, the Midlands club have arguably performed at their best when they have been written off. Few would have fancied them to be in promotion contention at this stage of the season, and with some probably now assuming that their challenge is over, there is nothing the team would like more than to prove once again, that they cannot be ruled out of the race just yet.

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