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The Reaction: Blues 0 Yeovil Town 2

Posted: Sat 18 Jan 2014

The Reaction: Blues 0 Yeovil Town 2

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Assistant manager Terry McDermott reacts to today's defeat to the Glovers

Terry McDermott’s thoughts on today’s game...
“To say we’re disappointed is an understatement. I thought that was actually one of our better performances, certainly in the first-half when we hit the bar and created a lot of other chances, but when you give two goals away like we did it’s always going to be difficult. In the second-half they parked ten men behind the ball and were difficult to break down. We just needed a break and I’m sure if we’d have got a goal then I’m quite certain we’d have got another one, but it wasn’t to be. You can understand the frustrations of the fans, at half-time and full-time, but there are circumstances.


McDermott on the performance of debutant Brian Howard...
“I thought he did really well for his first game, considering he hasn’t played for quite a long time. He’s comfortable on the ball, he works hard and I thought the referee could have protected him a bit more today. He got clattered a few times.”

McDermott on the man-of-the-match display from teenager Reece Brown...
“Reece was fantastic today. He’s a laid-back character; I don’t think you can faze him, which is a great asset to have. And he passes the ball around in the correct manner. He’s very aware of the people around him and for someone so young, at 17, that’s a great gift to have.  If he keeps his feet on the floor then he’s got a big future ahead of him. We brought him off not because he wasn’t playing well; it was because we didn’t want to kill the kid with two games in four days. I know the crowd were a little disappointed but it was done for the reasons of benefiting the player in the long-term.” 

McDermott on the possibility of further loan additions to the squad...
“The one thing about Lee (Clark), he works his socks off to bring people into this club. It’s difficult but he’s always on the phone talking to managers. When you lose two players through going back to their clubs and you lose Kyle Bartley through injury, you’re three men down straightaway. They need replacing. It’s not easy because with these top clubs, all other clubs are after their players and when they get an offer to stay in the Premier League or go to one of the top Championship teams that are going for promotion, they ideally want them to do that rather than come to Birmingham. But he (Clark) has got a persuasive tongue and he’s done that already with some of the players that he’s brought in. So hopefully in the next week or so we might have one or two new signings, but it’s difficult because there’s not a lot of money about  and he’s got to beg, steal or borrow.”