Curtis Davies has stressed the need for Birmingham to beat their fellow strugglers if they are to secure their survival in the Premier League.
Birmingham take on basement boys Wigan this weekend and Davies knows they need to keep distance between themselves and the teams in the drop zone.
Davies, who joined Birmingham from local rivals Aston Villa during the January transfer window, feels four more wins will be good enough to secure their Premier League status.
"You'd say that we need four more wins but I think the most important thing is to beat the teams around you," said Davies.
"We lost to West Brom a couple of weeks ago and it catapulted them up the league and kept us down there.
"If you beat the teams around you, it gives you a bit of breathing space because at the moment, a lot of them are getting good results.
"West Ham have improved from a position where people were saying they are already going down, so it is a tough ask.
"It is so tight that one win can catapult you up four or five places and hopefully on Saturday we can get that win at Wigan."
Massive gameDavies admits the game at Wigan is 'massive' and he is expecting a tough test at the DW Stadium.
"Wigan is a massive game. Our form if anything has been better away from home," added Davies.
"I don't know if that is because of the shape we play. To get three points there would be massive in helping us to stay up.
"Wigan are a team that can play football and on their day they can match anyone like they showed against Manchester City.
"I know they lost 1-0 but they matched City all the way and could have nicked it.
"Depending what Wigan turns up on the day, it will be a tough game."