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McLeish Looks To Wise Old Heads

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish is looking to the veterans in his side to provide the experience and skill needed to keep Blues in the Premier League.

The defeat at Wigan on Saturday was a massive blow for the club and they slipped into the relegation places, just one place above rock bottom.

And while McLeish has been impressed with some of the youngsters that have made the step up into the first team, he now feels that it`s down to the seasoned campaigners to keep his side in the top flight.

Speaking to the Press Association, McLeish said: 'At this stage of the season, you are looking to get the experienced guys into the team. We have young Jordon in there and he's had a great couple of games for us.

'But I don't want to have to rely on a young kid to steer us out of trouble. It's too much pressure on him. We've got guys who have got the experience and knowledge and it's important that they perform for us.

'It's about having those players available as well, of course. It doesn't help when they are injured or coming back from injury and trying to gain full fitness and sharpness."



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Date:Tuesday March 22 2011

Time: 3:14PM

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What will help with our survival is stop playing­ jerome all the time ,eck is just being stubborn now ,­ he built jerome up and when he showed he couldnt­ provide eck could'nt stand being wrong so he keeps­ playing him ,bloody hell he is a manager and he refuses­ to see what every supporter can see, jerome is not the­ striker for us,end stop trying to prove yourself­ right eric and lose the stubborn streak ,cos you were­ wrong..get rid.. the fact that as per usual if we do­ sell him he will go on to score goals for fun as most­ of our strikers we sold in the past did.but tough, ­ and we also have to win saturday against bolton cos all­ the rivals in the lower half have far more tougher­ games this week against decent opposition and if we win­ i can see a lot of the others losing and we will go up­ a good few places , fingers crossed so i think­ saturdays game is crucial in the fight to survive...­ COME ON YOU BLUE BOYS!
JJ McDuff
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22/03/2011 16:33:00

You cannot keep on asking the veterans to get you out­ of trouble , the team should have players that have a­ few years of passion and loyalty not ones that keep­ on just turning up for the pay packet. We have had­ three years of veterans ,loan players we should of had­ three years of team building and strength . Come the­ championship lets get back to the basics .
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22/03/2011 16:37:00

Please sign the petiton is you are a true football fan
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24/03/2011 15:43:00


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