Birmingham striker Mikael Forssell believes his team have a key weapon in their armoury in the battle to avoid relegation - the renowned fighting spirit of manager Alex McLeish.

Finland international Forssell is relishing life under the control of the former Rangers and Scotland boss and he is confident that McLeish can mark his first taste of life in the Premier League by steering Birmingham to safety.

Forssell said: "The gaffer has been a part of big games and knows what it is all about."

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