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McLeish: Birmingham lads angry about situation

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish is confident his 'angry' squad will avoid Premier League relegation.

The Blues sit one place and one point above the top-flight drop zone after last weekend's 2-1 away defeat to fellow strugglers Reading.

"After the results at the weekend, I know what some people are thinking, but you won't get that from me, my coaches or my players," McLeish told the Birmingham Mail.

"The situation at the bottom can change within a week, and we are all positive going into Saturday's game against Manchester City.

"In that dressing room after Reading I didn't see a group of players down on their luck, feeling sorry for themselves, feeling that that was it.

"In that dressing room after Reading I saw a group of players who were annoyed, mad, that they didn't take something from the game. They were not low, they were angry.

"This season is far from over and I am convinced that we have it within us to sustain our Premier League status.

"The squad's spirit is not of the downhearted. But we have got to get rid of this general negativity and believe in ourselves and what we are doing."

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