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Birmingham boss McLeish: I must get best from young squad

New Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish says he's always been a big fan of the Premiership and kept up-to-speed on the competition while he was in charge of Scotland.

He said: "If I wasn't at a game there was nothing like settling down on a Sunday and watching three or four games in a row.

"Her indoors is not too happy about it but I have followed the Premiership since its inception.

"There is probably no squad that I don't know about and no players that I don't know about."

McLeish hopes he can get the Birmingham squad to fulfil their potential after a run of six defeats in seven games left them just a point above the relegation zone.

He added: "I know that Birmingham added some young players in the summer as Steve Bruce wanted to take a youthful approach.

"It is up to them to show what they can do and to show that they can be Premiership players.

"There are a lot of young players here who have to realise their potential.

"But myself, Roy Aitken and Andy Watson aim to use our experience to get that out of them."



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