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6 November 2012

Midfielder Nigel calls on his team-mates to stand up and be counted after disappointing defeat to Crystal Palace

Nigel Reo-Coker admitted Blues’ performance wasn’t good enough and has called on his team-mates not to dwell on the performance.

Town went down 5-0 to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, with Glenn Murray notching a hat-trick for the Eagles as well as also missing a penalty- Palace’s third spot-kick of the game.

The midfielder explains that the players need to take responsibility for the performance and now ‘stand up and be counted’ when Blues take to the field against Burnley on Saturday.

“We all need to take responsibility for that performance and accept that it wasn’t good enough," Nigel told the Club website.

“It’s certainly not the level we know we can play at, so we need to ensure we don’t slip to that standard again.

“We weren’t good enough tonight and this is where we draw the line. We are not going to perform like that again and that performance stays here, we are not going to have that feeling in the dressing-room after a game again.

“This is up to the players, myself included, to stand up and be counted.

“We didn’t defend anywhere near well enough tonight and that is down to the players, no one else. We gifted Palace their five goals and you can’t expect not to get punished from it.

“But we’ve got a big game on Saturday and we need to make sure we bounce back from tonight with a good performance.”


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