Roeder: "We Should Have Finished Them Off"

Last updated : 07 January 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor

Playing against ten men, and seeming in control of the match, but Brum snatched a late goal.

Roeder: "When you lead with five minutes to go against opponents who have 10 men, I would expect us to see out the game and win. Unfortunately, the equaliser showed the inexperience in the team, because we did not handle the cross that came into the box for the equaliser very well.

"Having said that, we should have been out of sight by then, and we showed more of a killer instinct at the other end of the pitch. I told the team this game would not be like the one with Manchester United, and Birmingham are doing exceptionally well in the Championship.

"It had the potential to be a difficult game, but we made it more difficult than it should have been. But we are pleased to be in the draw for the fourth round, and have now got to try and make sure we finish the job off in the replay."