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Defence pleases McLeish

Defence pleases McLeish

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish watched his side draw 0-0 with Sporting Gijon on Saturday and declared himself happy with the defensive display.

It`s fair to say that Blues had the better of what chances there was in the game, but McLeish took heart from his side`s defending, something that has been a problem in other pre season games.

'I know that any team from La Liga always has good technical ability and they can pass it well,' McLeish told the club's official website.

'We knew that when we didn't have the ball we had to be organised against them and I felt today we were much more organised and we also had some chances.

'We have worked on our shape but players have got to apply themselves within the shape because if they stop working it can break down.

'I think over the past couple of weeks we've had a little bit of misfortune in terms of injuries and players who are not fit yet who would probably make up our strongest team, but today I thought the players played really well.

'We were organised and they (Gijon) didn't really look as if they could open us up.

'There were one or two incidents but I felt that we had the better chances overall.'

Blues can go into the first game of the season against Man Utd a little more confident after Saturday`s display, plus United`s pride took a bit of a dent after losing the Charity Shield to Chelsea.



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Writer:Foxxy
Date:Sunday August 9 2009
Time: 11:02PM

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