Football

O'Driscoll gives Blues a gold star

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Doncaster boss Sean O'Driscoll congratulated Birmingham manager Alex McLeish for doing his homework after Blues completed a 2-0 victory at the Keepmoat Stadium.

First-half goals from Cameron Jerome and Hameur Bouazza sealed the points for the visitors, who moved seven points clear of Reading in second in the Coca-Cola Championship and they are now firm favourites to claim an automatic promotion spot along with Wolves.

O'Driscoll said: "You have to give them credit because they've watched us numerous times."

He added: "They flooded the midfield to combat us which I suppose is a bit of a compliment and they were successful with the tactics they adopted.

"We were a bit naive in the way we tried to play against them but they are an extremely professional side and we are learning all the time."

Blues boss McLeish paid tribute to his side and believes they have given themselves a great chance to bounce straight back to the Barclays Premier League following last year's relegation.

He said: "We may not be the prettiest side in the world to watch but we have perseverance, resilience and a never-say-die attitude and we showed all those qualities.

"It was important tactically that we played the way we did because Doncaster are a formidable side, particularly at home with the football they play.

"I don't think they played all that badly and if they had got a goal it could have been backs to the wall. But we coped with them very well and we have given ourselves every chance now.

"We've opened up a bit of a gap and there is no reason why we can't have the belief that we can achieve what we set out to do at the start of the season."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Doncaster Rovers
Reading
Football
Championship
Premier League
Alex
Cameron Jerome
Birmingham
Wolverhampton Wanderers

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again