McLeish relishing keeper dilemma

05 November 2009 02:56
Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish has no qualms about having to decide between keepers Joe Hart and Maik Taylor for Monday's trip to Liverpool.Taylor kept a clean sheet against Manchester City last weekend when on-loan Hart was ineligible. [LNB]"I've not made a decision," said McLeish. "But Maik has given me a happy dilemma. It was a terrific performance. [LNB]"I've discussed it already with my coaches and Dave Watson, my goalkeeping coach," McLeish told BBC WM. [LNB]On-loan Hart had played in all 10 of Blues' previous Premier League games this season, but was not allowed to play against his parent club, Man City . [LNB]And McLeish admitted: "Joe's out of the team by a bit of default. [LNB]"You can keep chopping and changing your goalkeepers, then you can get yourself in a bit of a fankle (muddle), so I'm considering it carefully."[LNB] [LNB][LNB] There had been some speculation that Hart's place was coming under pressure prior to the Man City game, particularly after some hairy moments against the crossed ball. [LNB]But McLeish added: "I don't think it's fair to say his place was in doubt. [LNB]"If we were losing games and he's costing us goals, then we'd have to look at that. [LNB]"He would admit a couple of things, like the high balls, but I don't think a lot of people see other details where Joe is exceptional."

Source: BBC_Sport