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Sky Bet Championship: Birmingham caretaker manager Malcolm Crosby says he will not make major changes

Birmingham caretaker manager Malcolm Crosby has refused to hit the panic button and insisted he will not make major changes.

The chief scout is in charge after Lee Clark left St Andrew's on Monday and takes Blues to Blackburn on Tuesday night.

Defeat could see them drop into the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone but Crosby will remain calm.

"I don't think major changes are needed. Like I say, the personnel have got to take more care when they get the opportunities," he told the club's official site.

"There's no getting away from it, we have had lots of good opportunities and we can work on that and maybe get that little bit of luck that we haven't had.

"The team hadn't been finalised, so I've picked the team and I know what team I want to play. The players will find out first thing on Tuesday.

"The last three away games have produced good results and performances. We're so close at home as well because we've created lots of chances but haven't been able to take them.

"It's like anything; defenders and goalkeepers are always much better if the team is winning two or three nil.

"We've never really got into that position which is unfortunate. When we play at home we've got to have that little bit of luck and that break, and can you go two or three nil up in a game? But away from home they've played very well."

Crosby was asked to take charge along with Richard Beale, Blues' first-team coach, after Clark's exit - with assistant Steve Watson also leaving - and insisted he had no reservations taking it.

He added: "You do it because it's your job. As Lee has always said this is a great club and hopefully we will go out there tonight and play well."


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