Matt pleases manager

22 August 2010 02:00
Birmingham boss Alex McLeish gave a debut to new striker Matt Derbyshire against Blackburn and was pleased with his display. The 24-year-old, on loan from Olympiacos, came off the bench midway through the second half and, although he could not make the most of the one opening that came his way, McLeish was impressed by the former England Under-21 international's attitude. "He was lively, he makes good runs and he's brave," said McLeish. "I could see he's a brave enough guy when he was going up with Ryan Nelsen and (Christopher) Samba and trying to get flicks. "On a couple of occasions he got them so, despite not being the tallest, he's definitely got the ingredients I like as a centre-forward."

Source: PA