McLeish: Hangover must end now

Blues have been dumped out of the FA Cup and won just one point

from a possible nine since stunning Arsenal at Wembley to lift

their first trophy since 1963. Only Wigan sit below City in the

table, and McLeish knows there is a real urgency to get results

with just nine games to play. “We have had a bit of a beast since

the cup final,” the manager told the Birmingham Mail. “It is clear

that often after a huge game like we had there is a reaction. “It’s

not unique because as a club you have to dig deep into the reserves

of energy in your players. But the fact is we lost momentum and

need to get it back. “It can’t be a case of ‘don’t judge me on this

game, judge me on the next one’. We haven’t got that luxury.”