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Gaffers View: Stoke Home 1-0.
After the win against Stoke City at St Andrews on Saturday, manager Alex McLeish was not slow in coming forward with praise for goalscorer Nikola Zigic.

Zigic again contributed to the game with a late winner that left the Stoke bench and their travelling supporters silenced as they saw a point snatched away from them.

McLeish said: 'Ziggy has become a fixture in the team as he's become more aggressive. We know he's capable of finishing. If we get that type of delivery to him in the box, there's not a lot of defenders who can live with a guy that size.

'When I saw the goal again, it was amazing to see him towering over John Carew, who is a giant himself. That is what the big fella is capable of. He was more aggressive in the second half than he was in the first, when I thought Stoke bullied us a little bit. But in the second we were much more enterprising.''


McLeish also had time to praise the rest of his players in reviving their fortunes in the league and also clinching a place in the Carling Cup final against Arsenal in two weeks' time.

He added: 'I have to credit the players and squad for their reaction to being under a lot of pressure in the last few weeks. We were flirting with relegation and there's still nobody safe yet. We also had a difficult semi-final and we've had a marvellous win.

'You have to credit these players for their mental toughness because a lot of people would have crumbled under that pressure.''



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Writer:Foxxy
Date:Monday February 14 2011
Time: 11:07AM

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Got to admit that it was funny watching the stoke fans after the goal, thought they were gonna start crying.
JJ McDuff
14/02/2011 11:10:00
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A really vital win for Birmingham in there relegation battle. And Zigic seems to be coming to life since he is always scoring.
Jack Regan
14/02/2011 12:36:00
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