Date: 19th September 2015 at 5:45pm
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Another point on the board for Blues and Gary Rowett! It is one that was probably the most hard fought, bar the Derby game, but it was a good one for us to pick up.

Throughout the game, we looked sharp in places but also we looked a little tired in others.

Heading into the big game on Tuesday, I feel Andy Shinnie staked a big claim for a starting stop, but he is unlikely to get the nod ahead of loanee Jon Toral.

A well taken goal by David Cotterill, which was set up by Shinnie, will give the Welsh winger a huge confidence boost heading into the derby on Tuesday.

However, I feel the likes of Jonathan Spector and Demarai Gray both had fairly poor games.

Below are the ratings for how I feel the players played as well as a little line on what they did right and wrong during the game.

Kuszczak 6- Comfortable again but his kicking still worries me.

Eardley 6- Looked solid until his injury which meant he had to be subbed off just before half time.

Spector 4- Gave away a cheap penalty and had a torrid night in defence. Hopefully he plays better on Tuesday.

Morrison 6- Once again looked a mean figure in defence and dealt with everything that was throw his way.

Grounds 7- Strong, physical in the air and probably should have scored in the first half. Continuing to improve and reach last seasons form.

Kieftenbeld 6- Another good performance by the summer signing but he tired towards the end.

Gleeson 5- Gave the ball away far to often and failed to find that killer pass.

Cotterill 7- Scored a great goal from a difficult angle but other than that he didn’t really do much. Could quite easily been sent off for a poor challenge in the first half.

Shinnie 8- My Man of the Match. Set up the goal and found space really well when he could. Gave a good account of himself ahead of the derby game on Tuesday.

Gray 5- Another below average performance from the wide man. He needs to find his consistency again and then the end product will come.

Donaldson 6- Yet another strong and relentless performance from the forward. Didn’t really have many chances but given more support, he will get more goals.

Subs: Caddis 6, Maghoma 6, Robinson 5.

Blues fans, did you watch the game? What did you make of our performance? Who was your MOTM? Let us know in the comment section down below!

 
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