McLeish's View: Derby County (h)

Last updated : 28 January 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

McLeish admitted that the result rather than the performance had been the most important thing for Blues to get their automatic promotion challenge back on track.

"It was hugely important just to win," he said after the 1-0 win on Tuesday evening.

"We would love to come back after a dismal display and play like Brazil, but it's never going to happen.

"You could see nerves, but the spirit was there and the players showed energy and urgency in every part of the game.
"A soon as we scored you could see the confidence grow.

"We needed that confidence lift, the players are delighted with the win."