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McLeish insists nothing wrong with Birmingham style

Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish insists there's nothing wrong with their playing style.

Despite criticism of his formation this season, McLeish insists he has the players capable of turning it on.

McLeish shrugs: "I like nice football as well. I have never come in to any football club playing a style that was ugly.

"Sometimes when personnel dictates that you play a certain way that can happen.

"The first time I took Andy Watson to Motherwell with me, my first job, we discussed style of play and it was very important that we got the ball down and passed it. And that's always been part of my philosophy.

"That's what I said when I brought people like Barry Ferguson in - he can take the ball, he is comfortable with it.

"That's what we are striving to do here, win games and maintain our PL status, but also become an attacking force with fast, athletic players who possess real quality. It takes time, it won't happen overnight, but I believe we are on the right lines."

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