Brentford defender John Egan admitted there was a sense of relief around the camp after the transfer window closed.
The Bees sold Harlee Dean, Maxime Colin and Jota in the final 36 hours of business, having already worked on bringing in their replacements earlier this summer.
Now, though, all the uncertainty has gone from the situation and Egan and the rest of the squad know they've got four months to focus on football until the window opens again in January.
He said: “When the window shuts, you can see there's a sense of relief over the place and this is us moving forward.
“It can be hectic when nobody knows what happens and as soon as it closes you can get the season going.”
Egan knows the score these days when it comes to transfers and he wishes the Birmingham three well, just not when they face Brentford.
He added: “Every club buys and sells players in the transfer window. You become used to it. I was friends with the lads.
“You'd like to wish them well in the future just not against Brentford. We're a close changing room so we're still pals with the lads.
“When we play Birmingham friendships go out the window for 90 minutes.”