Four of the teams in the Championship form table's top six come from the Midlands.
As reported by Birmingham Mail, the Midlands clubs are running the Championship right now with four of the top six in-form teams in the league coming from the region.
1 Aston Villa P6 W6 D0 L0 GF14 GA3 GD+11 Pts 18
2 Fulham P6 W5 D1 L0 GF18 GA4 GD+14 Pts 16
3 Wolves P6 W4 D1 L1 GF9 GA3 GD+6 Pts 13
4 Blues P6 W4 D1 L1 GF10 GA6 GD+4 Pts 13
5 Norwich P6 W4 D1 L1 GF6 GA3 GD+3 Pts 13
6 Derby P6 W3 D3 L0 GF9 GA2 GD+7 Pts 12
The proof is in the pudding as you can see above, with both the West and the East being represented as we enter the final few months of the season. The likes of Villa, Derby and Wolves being featured does not come as much of a surprise given that they are in the top three, but the resurgence of Birmingham City is something that few were anticipating.
Steve Cotterill was virtually laughed out of the building when he made his way to St Andrew’s and yet, just a few months later, he has led the Blues to a point where they have only lost one of their last six games and are pushing themselves away from the relegation zone.
When you combine that consistency with the strength of Villa, Wolves and Derby, we have to consider the possibility that the Midlands could soon be one of the most dominant regions in English football in five years.
Of course, there is a great deal of work to be done, but momentum is a funny thing and all four of these clubs are in the midst of a strong rebuilding process. With hungry managers and wealthy owners backing them all the way, one of the only other key components is a great fan base and all four certainly have that box ticked.
Leicester and West Brom are flying the flag for the Midlands in the top flight right now, but it is looking increasingly likely that the latter will be replaced with three familiar faces come May.