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Lee Camp: We're moving in the right direction as a team

Lee Camp.
Lee Camp

If everyone is on song and perform individually then the team will come together and do it. That's down to the preparation we have with players understanding their roles.

Lee Camp.

Lee Camp admits it has not been an easy process for Blues to change their playing style so drastically but believes his side's performances against Derby County and Middlesbrough show they are moving in the right direction.

Whilst Blues narrowly lost out 3-2 to The Rams despite a host of attempts on goal as well as a missed penalty, they made their attacking possession count as they turned over Middlesbrough 2-1 last time out.

And had it not between for the heroics of his fellow goalkeeper Darren Randolph and the woodwork frustrating Blues, the margin of victory would have been much greater.

Against Derby, Blues fashioned no less than 17 shots on goal, before upping it to an even more impressive 26 attempts against Boro.

"I thought it was a game (against Boro) which we were pretty much in control of for the entirety really," said the experienced Blues stopper.

"The first-half I thought we were excellent and had it not been for Darren Randolph standing in the way of us we could have been three or four up.

"With some of the football we played, the overloads out wide, getting in behind with the crosses and the chances I thought we were excellent.

"I thought we controlled the second-half as well. They threw the ball and nicked an equaliser, but the boys showed character to keep going and stick to the plan and if we continue like that, we'll always get chances and obviously I'm delighted for everybody concerned."

"The Club's obviously in a period of transition, the owners and the board want to play a different way and there are different demands on the team this year," he continued.

"There are going to be teething problems and a little bit of uncertainty when you are trying to change a style of play and it all takes time and practise and repetition.

"I think the way we played at Derby, people saw the way we moved the ball and made them look pretty ordinary at times, although we were on the wrong end of the result, and against Middlesbrough we wanted to put a performance on.

"We were told it was one of the only games in the world being shown live so all eyes would be watching and at home you want to put in a performance and make the place as much as a fortress as possible."

Blues' display against Boro was one of their most dominant in a very long time.

"We had a strategy what we wanted to do, and we stuck with it and it worked," said Camp.

"It's something we'd worked on the previous couple of days. Obviously, it was a quick turnaround since the (Wigan game) Tuesday night.

"But credit to the boys because they took on the information and produced a wonderful performance.

"Some of the best footballing teams in the world have been together three or four years and have a way of doing it.

"If everyone is on song and perform individually then the team will come together and do it. That's down to the preparation we have with players understanding their roles."

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