Birmingham news Neil Etheridge makes Blues' goals promise ahead of Luton Town trip MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Birmingham City were held to a goalless draw against Coventry City on Friday night in which they were tight at one end of the pitch but drew a blank at the other
Breaking News ! Neil Etheridge insists Birmingham City are doing everything they can to evolve from a defensive-mindset into a team that is just as effective at the other end of the field. Blues registered a first clean sheet in six games against Coventry City on Friday night when they drew 0-0 with the recently-promoted Sky Blues. That means while they have only conceded 11 goals from their first 14 matches, they have scored just nine - leaving an obvious area of improvement. The goalkeeper is adamant efforts are being made towards that. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now “You have got a new manager coming in, 11 new signings coming in, it’s not always easy,” he told BluesTV. “The manager has chopped and changed the formation as well, we have dealt with that as players and it’s really time now for everyone at this club, including the players obviously, to turn the screw, to start being not just a defensively-minded team but countering or scoring goals at the other end. “But we have got the quality within this dressing room and this club to do that. We’re working tirelessly on the training ground to do everything we can.” Read More Related Articles Aitor Karanka reveals the Birmingham City player who was 'a little bit lost' against Coventry Read More Related Articles Aitor Karanka reacts to 'defensive' Coventry City point and explains Birmingham City substitutions Indeed the 30-year-old reckons Blues could have had tangible reward for those efforts against Coventry. “I think we should have won the game. Before the game the gaffer was talking about getting back to a winning mentality that we are hard to beat.
. “It felt like a one goal game to be honest, I thought we played more out of the back. You can see what we have been working on the training field, creating chances - and the goals will come.
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“We have been solid at the start of the season and unfortunately for the last two games before this one we obviously conceded five and lost two, so to get back to a clean sheet and being solid defensively was a must. “In all fairness they didn’t really test me but that’s credit to the whole team defensively, we were very strong once again, that’s what we want. “To move forward you need to be defensively sound, have a good base. Sign up to our Birmingham City newsletter here “We have created more chances, better chances on another day we put them in the back of the net and we are not so deflated. “We move on to Tuesday night, we know it is going to be another tough game against a team that will be battling probably towards the bottom of the league as well at the end of the season. It’s all on us again.” Blues travel to Kenilworth Road to face a Luton Town team that is four points and seven places better off.
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