Blues leave McLeish purring

Alex McLeish hailed Birmingham City's run of form as 'an awesome achievement' after they extended their unbeaten run to 11 Premier League games on Monday.

The Blues' 1-0 victory over Stoke City – which came via a 50th minute winner from Cameron Jerome – matched a club record for unbeaten top-flight games which had stood since 1908.

The run has taken the St. Andrew's club to seventh place in the league table with 32 points from their 20 games.

"With every week, every victory, every good performance, then the expectations rise and the players have met them head on," said McLeish.

"You do worry about players' fatigue, but when the psychological side of things is as powerful as it is in our dressing room at the moment, you don't feel tiredness.

"I was amazed at the way they knocked it about, their mobility was excellent and they didn't look tired just 48 hours after playing against the league leaders (Chelsea).

"The run we're on at the moment is an awesome achievement from the players and they were certainly that again today."

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