Clark relieved at Birmingham comeback
Birmingham manager Lee Clark was unhappy with his side's start in the Capital One Cup tie with Barnet but relieved to see his players triumph 5-1.
Clark was indebted to his skipper Steven Caldwell as the Scot scored his first goal for Blues to give them a 2-1 lead after an indifferent start when Barnet were often the better side. Jon Nurse gave the Bees a 31st-minute lead which was cancelled out by a Marlon King penalty eight minutes later. Caldwell then knocked the fight out of the League Two side with his 49th-minute goal which was followed by Darren Ambrose notching a third in the 54th minute. Peter Lovenkrands scored the fourth three minutes from time and Wade Elliott added a fifth a minute later. "We didn't cause them enough problems early on. We had to change a few things at half-time. The players and myself were in agreement as to what was necessary and we did what was required," said Clark. "The second-half performance was a big improvement. Not only did we score four goals we actually didn't give them much of a sight of our goal. "Basically, it wasn't us playing at the right speed. Certainly when we did it in the second half we looked a different side. I have to praise the players. They are an honest bunch of players and they are top players who have high demands of themselves."