McLeish's View: Plymouth (h)

Last updated : 13 April 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

Blues were forced to play for almost 70 minutes of the match with ten men after goalkeeper Maik Taylor was controversially sent-off 23 minutes into the game for an alleged professional foul on Argyle stiker Jamie Mackie - the vistors taking a 1-0 lead from the resulting penalty.

They also had centre-back Liam Ridgewell stretchered off with a broken leg after a collision with Mackie half-an-hour into the 1-1 draw against Paul Sturrock's side.

However, substitute Franck Queudrue earned Blues a well deserved share-of-the-spoils with a 50th minute equaliser.

"I'm proud of the players, I'm really proud of them," McLeish said after the game.

"Their efforts, their spirit, their heart and the fire in their bellies, they were absolutely knackered.

"I think the game against Wolves with 10 men took its toll in the match against Charlton at the weekend but today we found another spark.

"I think we got the least that we deserved, in fact, I'm disappointed that with the time we had left when Franck scored that we didn't go on and win the game