Birmingham captain Michael Morrison insists Blues have made progress this season

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Gary Rowett's men finished the season 10th in the Championship.

Michael Morrison has insisted that Birmingham have made progress this season despite finishing the campaign in disappointing fashion, the Birmingham Mail reports.

The Blues spent much of the season just outside the top six, and have had several opportunities to move into a play-off position. However, despite their promising term, one win in their last 12 games saw them fall well adrift of the promotion chasing pack and ultimately finish the season tenth in the table.

Nevertheless, the side's skipper is adamant that they can reflect upon the season positively.

"The points tally doesn't tell the whole story, it's difficult to compare the two seasons on that alone," he told the Mail.

"We pushed it really far. We had a right go, I think it's progress with the amount of time we were up in those positions.

"Unfortunately we just sort of petered out and once you realise you can't be in the play-offs, it does make it more difficult."

Considering that when Gary Rowett took over at St Andrew's last season Birmingham were in the bottom three, it is safe to say that they have made huge strides forward, especially considering that they do not appear to have spent huge amounts of money on the squad.

However, it is perhaps down to the fact that they do have a relatively thin squad that they have been unable to keep up with the pace as the games have continued to come thick and fast.

But if they can add some depth to their side during the summer transfer window, they may well be capable of progressing further and keeping themselves in play-off contention when the campaign draws to a close. 

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