Garry Monk's focus is a great sign for Birmingham

Garry Monk manager of Birmingham City looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Ipswich Town at St Andrews on March 31, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Birmingham boss Garry Monk is on the verge of securing survival for the club.

Garry Monk manager of Birmingham City looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Ipswich Town at St Andrews on March 31, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

After months of uncertainty under Steve Cotterill, the new regime at Birmingham City seems to have brought some optimism and hope back to the Second City. Under the guidance of Garry Monk, Blues fans are already looking ahead to the summer as they remain on the verge of avoiding relegation once again.

While their safety isn't confirmed, their recent form combined with the current league table would suggest that they can start making preparations for next season. With that being said, Garry Monk confirmed with Birmingham Mail that he isn't interested in focusing on any future transfers just yet.

Birmingham City fans singing during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Birmingham City at Villa Park on February 11, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

“If I am honest with you I have not been focused on that, I am focused on the team here," Monk told the Birmingham Mail.

“Yes there is an understanding of what might be needed going forward and having certain discussions but not in depth of targeting players. The squad is where it is now and I am focused on giving them everything I have got."

It may seem a bit odd to some that he isn't interested in talking about the future, but it actually feels like it's exactly what Birmingham City need right now. Stability has escaped them for so long that someone like Monk, who is composed and has a clear direction, can help to calm things down after a hectic few years for the Blues as of late.

Garry Monk, Manager of Birmingham City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Birmingham City at the Cardiff City Stadium on March 10, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales.

In many ways, taking things one game at a time should be seen as the new method of success in any division of professional football. Overconfidence has led to the downfall of so many great teams in recent times, and Birmingham should count themselves lucky that they've even been able to escape the drop into the third tier.

There's no guarantee of success here, but as long as Birmingham fans can manage their expectations, Monk has a chance at building something great.

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