Ok, who told Preston to Show up? Not me.By: Stephen | April 26th, 2009
Ugh, why couldn’t the Blues show up and clinch promotion? WHY? Well probably the fact that Preston isn’t that bad of a side. They are getting close to a playoff spot! How fun would it be if Wolves, Birmingham and Preston all went up? Pretty damn fun.
Birmingham: Maik Taylor, Carr, Jaidi, Queudrue, Traore, Larsson (Jerome 54), Johnson, Bowyer, Fahey, O’Connor (Phillips 72), McFadden.
Subs Not Used: Doyle, Martin Taylor, Carsley.
Sent Off: Bowyer (60).
Booked: Queudrue, Bowyer, Jaidi.
Goals: Fahey 57.
Preston: Lonergan, Jones, Mawene, St. Ledger, Nolan, Sedgwick (Whaley 75), McKenna, Williamson, Wallace, Parkin (Brown 58), Mellor (Chilvers 90).
Subs Not Used: Neal, Carter.
Sent Off: Williamson (60), Wallace (90).
Booked: Parkin, Wallace.
Goals: McKenna 69, Wallace 89.
Ref: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire).
From the Gaffer
Birmingham manager Alex McLeish: “We know that we blew this opportunity and we have one left to get up to the Premier League automatically.
“They were two brilliant goals and sometimes you can start splitting hairs to analyse why you lost.
“We had our opportunities, we had some of the game at 1-1, but it didn’t go for us.
“We have to go and win at Reading and I’ll make sure that every player is aware of my feelings on that and the positive side of things in the coming week.”