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25 Oct 2009 14:58:00

Benitez earns McLeish praise

Birmingham manager Alex McLeish lauded the display of striker Christian Benitez after the 2-1 win over Sunderland. The Ecuador striker was an impressive contributor for the Blues, turning in an eye-catching performance. "Benitez, the new kid on the block, knows where to find space. We found him a lot from the midfield area, from full-back areas," McLeish said. "He got himself into areas where it's hard for defenders to pick him up. He's a natural in terms of that. "Judging on that performance, he looks as if he is going to be a star. "Not only does he create opportunities for himself, he creates for others - and he certainly looks as if he will take a bit of watching by the centre-halves he is going to face."


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