McLeish's View: Barnsley (a)

Last updated : 11 March 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

Defender Martin Taylor shouldered the blame for gifting Barnsley a 1-0 lead ten minutes from time but within five minutes he had rescued a point for Blues by netting at the other end.

"Martin held his hands up after the game," McLeish said after the 1--1 draw at Oakwell on Tuesday night.

"He's played well in the last few games. You could see he was distraught, but as soon as we got the free-kick he was up and on the end of it.

"You look for a bit of character in a player and that was a good response from Martin.

"It was a great relief, not just for him, but for all of us as well.

"It saved them from getting strangled in the end.

"We are still in their fighting. It was good spirit from the players, but I'd like to see a bit more quality."