McLeish Ridicules O'Connor Lazy Tag

Last updated : 30 October 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

The Blues boss has spoken in defence of the Scottish striker, who has been criticised by some fans as being lazy, and pointed out that he has struggled with injuries over the past year.

"To say Garry is lazy is absolute nonsense and he has been playing with sore groins," McLeish has said.

"He had the operation last season and you should remember some of his performances in the Championship.

"All of a sudden he was cut down with this groin problem.

"This season Garry is struggling with the whole mobility thing but we are doing rehabilitation exercises with him, preventative measures.

"I am sure Garry will have a big contribution to make.

"He has already scored the winner for us at Hull and, if that kind of stuff doesn't satisfy some people, then what chance have you got?"