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Eck explains holding back Birmingham kid Mutch

Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish has explained why he didn't select 16 year-old Jordan Mutch for Saturday's FA Cup defeat to Huddersfield.

Mutch would have been Blues youngest ever player at 16 years, 34 days, had he seen action.

McLeish said: "I was hoping the players on the field, two or three internationals there, would have made it a little bit easier in terms of having Jordon Mutch on the bench and giving him a bit of a run, but it wasn't a day for a kid.

"The way we played, I was very disappointed."

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