Alex McLeish hails Birmingham City resolve

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Boss Alex McLeish praised the mental approach of his players after Birmingham City secured a first win in seven league games with a 2-0 victory at home to Blackpool.

Goals from Liam Ridgewell and Nikola Zigic eased the pressure on the Blues, who had slid uncomfortably close to the relegation zone and McLeish was pleased to see his side do the business.

He commented:"We are always looking for perfection and players are aware I'm ranting and raving on the sidelines, kicking every ball with them.

"We tried to make sure there was no anxiety through the team, because when you've been on the kind of run we've been on recently and you don't get a break, people start to get a little bit uptight and anxious.

"To be fair to the players, they were very cool. They played some good football, they defended stoutly and we got the breaks that perhaps we haven't had recently.

"I think we deserved it."

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