McLeish looking for home success
Wayne Rooney goal. But he is also aware of the need for his strikers to be clinical in front of goal if they are to reap the rewards of their general play. He said: "We frustrated United, which was the game plan, and may have got something out of the game. The next stage is to put the ball in the back of the net. "Cameron Jerome played a lone furrow upfront which is not easy against two top centre-backs and Christian Benitez livened the place up when he came on and is a big-game player. "But we know at home we have to play in a different way where the onus is on us to take the game to the opponents. That is where we need the strikers to really show us what we can do. "Of course, I would have taken it if we had played rubbish at Old Trafford and ended up with something from the game. Results are the be all and end. "But, when you go to places like United and the other top teams, sometimes even a narrow sort of loss can act as a boost to the confidence." McLeish is still looking to add to his squad and is still interested in Sporting Gijon midfielder Michel. He said: "I would like to enhance the team to enhance our chances. We would like to the players in who might give us that better chance." McLeish believes midfielder Barry Ferguson's knowledge and experience will prove valuable if Birmingham are to stop being a yo-yo club between the Premier League and the Championship. He said: "Barry has done it in the Premier League, at international level. He has played at an extremely high level, a higher level than a lot of the players in the Premier League with his Champions League experience. "He knows the importance of keeping a football and not giving it away cheaply."