No excuses from Monk

20 January 2019 00:42:13 GMTPlus10

Birmingham City boss Garry Monk had no excuses for his side's disappointing performance in Friday's 3-1 defeat at Norwich City.

The Blues' play-off hopes were dealt a blow by the Carrow Road loss, with the Canaries always in control of the match after they had scored three first-half goals.

"No excuses, but it was the right result," former Swansea City, Middlesbrough and Leeds United boss Monk said after the match.

"Norwich deserved to win that game. I haven't had to stand here too often and say that. It was uncharacteristic for us.

"We were off our game, we lacked the usual discipline and cohesiveness of our shape, we were a bit easy to play through and we weren't our usual selves with the ball. The second half was slightly better but not to the usual standards that we set."

Meanwhile, Monk is pleased to have completed the signing of Kerim Mrabti, saying of the Swede: "We are delighted to bring him in. I said I would only bring someone in who I felt could help the team and the squad.

"He is predominantly a wide player, which I felt we needed but he can cover other positions as well. He will need a little bit of time to settle in like anyone would but he has come to make a contribution to the remaining games this season."

Birmingham areĀ 4.00 to beat Swansea on 29th January.

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