McLeish stays calm after stalemate

13 November 2010 07:00
Birmingham manager Alex McLeish seemed relaxed following the goalless draw at Manchester City even though his side are struggling at the wrong end of the table. It was a job well done for the visitors with the former Scotland chief admitting he would have taken a point before kick-off. "I was never comfortable," he said. "The second half in particular was a bit scary but the longer the game went I felt we could just nick something." McLeish confirmed midfielder Craig Gardner suffered an ankle injury, which he had hoped to run off but found the pain was just too severe. "He was struggling even before City came out for the second-half," said McLeish. "But we stood firm. Everyone put a shift in for us. "We know we have a big fight in this league but we are not getting panicky and paranoid looking at league tables in November."

Source: PA