>
My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Birmingham boss McLeish delighted with McFadden, Gardner form

Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish is delighted with his players' form so far this season.

McLeish believes midfielder Craig Gardner and striker James McFadden are benefiting from playing regular first team football.

He said: "You are now seeing the development of Gardner because he has not played regularly in the Premier League in all his time at Aston Villa before he came here.

"It can be tough on a player physical-wise.

"James McFadden also played his first full season in England last season.

"In the previous seasons, he was injured when he came here when we were in the Premier League and then in the Championship.

"With Everton over three or four years, he never played a full season. These guys will benefit from being involved."

 Click here for the best Birmingham City coverage on the 'net. All your Blues news and gossip in one spot.

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?