Lomas “Unacceptable” Performance Against Birmingham

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Last night’s 4-0 drubbing at St Andrews was quoted as “unacceptable” by Steve Lomas after being the inform side going into the game off the back of three straight wins.

With Birmingham also struggling in the league it was a chance to extend our spurt of wins to four. But with history also not on our side it wasn’t looking likely without a win at St Andrews in 35 years, signifying a bogey ground before even kicking off.

Within the 9th minute it was already looking like we wasn’t going to rip up the history book with a very suspicious penalty decision given by Andy Woolmer for a tackle which was clearly outside the box. But justice was done from the spot as Forde was equal to Lingards shot.

The writing was on the wall for the lions as the wake up call was not enough to spark them in to live with Murphy converting from close range in the 18th minute. Even after the goal there was no real response which lead to Birmingham taking the initiative and doubling there lead 33 minutes in from a free kick.

The second half saw the introduction of Lee Martin for Steve Morison to play more of a natural formation of 4-4-2 to help the lions spread the play wide and bring the wingers in to play and it did with Martin growing into the game down the left side and we looked more threatening but was unable to bring ourselves back into the game.

Then came the game killer in the 67th minute which really deflate us and just to put the final nail in the coffin a fourth came in the last moments of the game from the in-form Lingard.

Throughout the game we weren’t destined to come away with anything but if it wasn’t for Forde who knows how many it could have been with save after save.

Lomas described our next game against Bournmouth on Saturday “massive” with the international break coming up. Can we bounce back with a win to bump us up the table?


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