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​Birmingham boss admits players "lacking confidence"

Birmingham manager Steve Cotterill has conceded his players are in short of confidence as they look to halt a 5-match winless streak as they sit bottom of the Championship table.

The 53 year-old, who was appointed by the Blues in early October said to BBC WM:

"You can build them up throughout the week.But, if something goes wrong on a Saturday, the anxiety creeps in."

He continued: "That's where we are right now. We're not doing anything majorly wrong on the training ground. There is no problem. We just have got to work even harder.

"There is no other way out of the situation that was here before I came and is still here.

"We've put enough attacking players out on the pitch since I've been here to have won more games than we have.

"But, when confidence is low and they get nervous on the ball, that's what you get.

"In the first half, we looked nervous again. In the second half once we'd equalised, having made an attacking substitution, I thought then there'd only be one winner."

Meanwhile, Cotterill has received the backing from QPR boss Ian Holloway who secured victory against the Blues in their last fixture saying 'he deserves all sorts of credit' and 'you have to give him a chance' after a lot of changes being made at the club.

Joe Baker
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