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The Reaction - Blues 2 Hull City 1

Posted: Sat 27 Jul 2013
Lee Clark

Lee Clark

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Lee Clark and Matt Green reflect on today's pre-season victory over the Tigers.

Lee Clark on Blues’ performance:
“I’m very happy with that. After 60/65 minutes I got what I wanted from the game. The shape of the team was good and we restricted a good Hull side to a minimum of chances. They’ve had one or two towards the end but there’d been a lot of changes in both teams by then. After Tuesday (the defeat to Shrewsbury), we talked to the players quite a bit about the shape and when we haven’t got the ball, because probably all pre-season we’ve been good with the ball, so that was a pleasing aspect.”

Lee Clark on the penalty given against captain Paul Robinson:
“I was a bit disappointed that we did concede in the way that we did. I need to speak to the referees’ boss to find out what we can do and what we can’t do because for me he’s won the ball fair and square. None of the Hull lads appealed for it really. It seemed a strange decision and I’m disappointed for my players because they deserved to keep a clean sheet.”


Lee Clark on Darren Randolph’s impressive display and two excellent saves:
“He’s a good goalkeeper, the whole package with him. He’s very agile, makes good saves, he’s quick in terms of around his box to play counter-attack and he’s got good distribution from feet and hands. Colin Doyle’s a very good keeper also so I’m delighted with the two I have.”

Lee Clark on the absence of Kyle Bartley and Lee Novak from today’s squad:
“Kyle took a bit of a painful one on his Achilles and it was still a little bit tender this morning so I decided not to risk him. If it was Watford today, him and Lee Novak would have played.”  

Matt Green on his pre-season and the current Blues camp:

“It’s been eventful and a little bit frustrating after my first game but I’ve been brought back in and had to continue working hard. I’ve got a couple more goals under my belt and I’m really happy right now.

“The vibe in the squad is a lot better than after the Shrewsbury game. We need to correct a few things after that game including our work rate off the ball and it seemed to be a lot better today. Everyone seems to have jumped on board with what the manager is saying.

“As footballers, we all back ourselves and nobody is thinking negatively around the place at all. We know what we’ve got to win games and we think we’ve got the personnel and the players to do that.”