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Be brave my Blues, says Eck.

Byline: By JAMES NURSEY

ALEX McLEISH has urged Birmingham to adopt Scotland's 'Braveheart' spirit at Arsenal tomorrow after admitting City could get "steamrollered" if they show fear.

Blues boss McLeish wants a response to the worst defeat of his brief reign last weekend when City were humbled by League One Huddersfield in the FA Cup third round.

The ex-Scotland manager insists they must not be scared against the Gunners and has urged his squad to draw courage from his old international side who just fell short of qualifying for Euro 2008.

McLeish said: "We have to show mental toughness as anyone could get steamrollered at the Emirates.

"We showed fear when we were expected to win at Huddersfield. It was an apprehension you cannot account for. We went to Spurs in my first game with nothing to lose and won.

"I had a similar situation in the Scotland job but we were able to beat France."

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 11, 2008
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