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McLeish knows big chance was blown

McLeish knows big chance was blown

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish knows that his side blew the chance of taking back second place in the league when they went down 2-0 at Blackpool on Saturday.

A win against 10 man Blackpool would have put the Blues back in the automatic promotion places by leap-frogging Reading.

But first-half strikes from former Blues striker DJ Campbell and midfielder Keith Southern was enough to ensure that Birmingham got nothing from the game.

McLeish said: 'It's a lost opportunity but there are a lot of games left and I don't think it's time to press the panic button.

'We're disappointed but we've got to show perseverance and some of the players must realise that they've got to give us a lot more than they've given us today.

'There are no excuses and, as a team with our aspirations, the players know they have to do much better than that.

'The lack of goals is a concern but I felt the real problem today was the long ball over the top, which we struggled to cope with.'

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Date:Monday January 26 2009
Time: 10:50AM


every team goes through wobbles but you will be ok lads.
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