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McLeish: Birmingham team struggling at moment

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish has admitted his team are ''off the boil'' at the moment, reports the Birmingham Mail. The long, hard slog of Premier League and FA Cup football looks to be catching up with his usual XI.

Blues have now picked up back-to-back league defeats for the first time since the beginning of October.

"I think we are off the boil at the moment," he said. "Players have been looking a bit tired, players like Roger Johnson and Scott Dann came to the club recovering from operations and it's been a long, hard slog for them.

"They have got to pick themselves up and get us over the line the next few weeks.

"But in saying that, there's no disgrace in that. The players shouldn't be downhearted about that because we have punched above our weight, big time.

"Having been above teams like Fulham and Everton at this stage of the season is quite incredible.

"We have not scored a lot of goals. That's another massive compliment to the players that they can still be this far up the table."

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