‘Picked up where we left off’ - reaction to Birmingham City’s draw with Luton Town

Here’s what fans are saying about Birmingham’s opening day draw

Birmingham City started their Championship campaign with a hard-fought 0-0 draw away to Luton Town.

Blues boss John Eustace was impressed by his side’s defensive display in the opening day 0-0 draw at Kenilworth Road.

The former QPR assistant was only appointed earlier this month following the departure of Lee Bowyer, and he saw his side hold the Hatters to a stalemate at Kenilworth Road. Experienced goalkeeper John Ruddy producing a fine display on his debut against a team who finished in the Sky Bet Championship play-off places last term.

Eustace said: “We’ve been in the building three weeks, there’s been a lot of hard work on the training field done, and I think you can see good signs coming out today in the game against a really tough opponent in Luton.

Harry Cornick of Luton Town is challenged by Marc Roberts of Birmingham City (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

“I don’t think we could have asked for a more difficult opening fixture, away at Luton Town who have just had a magnificent season, (have) a really good squad, they’ve got fantastic experience in that squad as well, so I was very proud of the defensive display from the boys. Collectively they were in the right areas, they defended the box for their lives, they got up the pitch, the communication.

“The last three weeks have been tough for the boys, but it’s all been structured in how we want to defend, and we’re pleased with the performance.”

What have fans said about the performance?

Reacting to the draw on Twitter, one fan wrote: “I’ll take that second half not quite as good but a point is a point.”

Another fans wrote: “Not a bad point, but my god we have literally picked up where we left off, no sign of change at all.”

Another said: “First game away from home, getting a point and a clean sheet, can’t have too many complaints.”

Another wrote: “Woods, Bacuna,Deeney, Hogan way off the pace, steady game for the rest, Ruddy and Trusty decent debuts.”

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