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Sturrock: We weren't good enough

12 January 2013

Blues boss disappointed at second-half display against Exeter City

Paul Sturrock was unhappy with Blues' second-half showing as they slipped to a 3-0 defeat at Exeter City.

A goal just before half-time and two in the second-half sentenced Blues to a third straight defeat in League 2.

And Sturrock was understandably disappointed, saying: "I thought to be fair in the first-half we were the better team but it wasn't good enough in the second-half.

"Barry Corr's header was over the line according to him, and if it wasn't it was a handball by the defender, but we just didn't get going after the break.

"We tried to change it slightly with the formation but it just didn't work and we couldn't create any clear cut chances.

"They took their goals well and we looked like a tired side out there in the second-half which is a bit of a worry.

"We seem to have hit a little bit of a wall but we must respond as soon as possible."

Sturrock's other worry was seeing Marc Laird limp off after just half an hour, leaving him with selection issues ahead of Tuesday's game against Brentford.

He added: "Marc seems to have picked up a hamstring injury which isn't good for us at all because he's a big player.

"It's disappointing because we've lost Mkandawire and now we will have lost him for a little while.

"With Britt out injured as well we're suffering a bit at the moment and we need to look to try and bring a couple of players in.

"We just need a bit of help at the moment because we're playing so many games. They probably won't be able to play in Cup competitions but we need to pick up in the League and they can have an impact there."

An interview with Paul will be available on Blues Player later.

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