Matt Pleases Eck

Last updated : 23 August 2010

The 24-year-old, on loan from Olympiacos, came off the bench midway through the second half and, although he could not make the most of the one opening that came his way, McLeish was impressed by the former England Under-21 international's attitude.

"He was lively, he makes good runs and he's brave," said the Blues boss.

"I could see he's a brave enough guy when he was going up with Ryan Nelsen and (Christopher) Samba and trying to get flicks.

"On a couple of occasions he got them so, despite not being the tallest, he's definitely got the ingredients I like as a centre-forward."

Source: PA

Source: PA

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