Chris Hughton is ready to give full priority to Birmingham’s tilt at the Championship title.
The Blues are bwin’s 17/2 third-favourites to win English football’s second tier this season and earn promotion back to the Premier League.
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One thing people considering a Birmingham bet could be put off by is the club’s involvement in the Europa League, which they qualified for by virtue of winning the Carling Cup last season.
However, Hughton, the newly-appointed manager at St Andrews, insists he is not about to give precedence to European football over promotion.
Indeed, the former Newcastle boss has promised to do all he can to get the club back into the top flight as soon as possible.
“I don’t think I`d be speaking too out of place if I was to say, for me, that (Europe) is not the biggest priority,” he said.
“It’s something which is very welcome and it gives players an opportunity to play at European level. But I don’t think it would be wrong of me to say that it isn’t the most important priority for me.
“The most important one is to get this group of lads together and give this Championship a real good go.”
Hughton also said he expects some of Birmingham’s star players to move on over the summer, although he expressed his confidence that he would be able to bring in worthy replacements.
Birmingham’s Championship campaign kicks off with a trip to Derby on Saturday, 6th August.
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