John Eustace says Birmingham City need to be ‘better in the last third’ after falling to a ninth defeat in 11 league games.

Blues were beaten 1–0 by Luton Town, with Carlton Morris heading the only goal of the game as the Hatters’ quick start to the second half proved to be the difference between the sides.

Eustace’s side recovered briefly, Scott Hogan hit the crossbar off a Tahith Chong cross, but the Luton goalkeeper didn’t really have a save to make.

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All of which left Eustace happy with his team’s commitment but lamenting their lack of cutting edge. “I think it was a fighting performance, the first half there was nothing in the game, the group of players who were there gave one hundred percent, they gave themselves to the maximum. Obviously goals change games, the way we started the second half was really disappointing.

“The only message we gave the guys at half time was to go out and keep up the good work, play in their half and make sure we win our duels early.

“We had chances to kick the ball out of play, chances to stop the cross. Those basic things are what are letting us down right now.”


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