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McLeish: 'We were second best.'

Alex McLeish insists it`s not time to hit the panic button yet after his side was held to a goalless draw with Swansea on Sunday.

But it could have been a lot worse for ten man Birmingham but luckily Jason Scotland wasted three good chances to put his side in front.

McLeish admitted: 'We were second best against Swansea and were outmanoeuvred in midfield.

'At the end of the day it was a point gained for us. I am grateful for small mercies from what was a poor performance.

'I have to give Swansea credit for their display. They were excellent and I said last week they are the best footballing side we have played this season and I do not change my mind after this game.

'There is no particular reason for our performance. It was a credit to Swansea that they made us look ineffective.

'The irony is that we could have won the match as Cameron Jerome had our best chance late in the game.

'But we nicked a point and that was a bonus as we do not have out and out goalscorers in the team.

'My concern is that we did not play well on the day and this is something we needs to be addressed.

'There was a lot of spirit shown and my goalkeeper Maik Taylor kept us in the game with a good save.

'There was a lot of commitment and James McFadden probably played his best football when we were down to ten men.'




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Date:Monday December 29 2008

Time: 12:54PM

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if you had been second best you would have lost.....( defeatist attitude..??? )
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