Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry is worrying about their chances of a title win. City have managed to challenge at the top of the table for the majority of the season so far but have suffered setbacks along the way, including the 1-0 loss to Aston Villa in January.

But Barry is now focused on recording a positive result over Birmingham City on Wednesday night - even though the football odds don't look great.

"After a defeat, it is always important to start winning again really quickly," said Gareth Barry.

"We are chomping at the bit to get back into the Premier League at St Andrew's and get another three points.

"We can't afford to lose more ground because before we know it we will start to slip down the table, so it is a massive game for us.