Date: 8th February 2016 at 9:45am
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Head coach Tony Pulis has said that following defeat to Newcastle United he now needs to see a reaction from the players in our next outing.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail – I’m presuming in his after game press conference at the weekend, Pulis talked of seeing a reaction from the side, and discussed Saido Berahino and Alex Pritchard.

As for a ‘reaction’ with us only six points shy of the drop zone and without a win in five, Pulis said.

‘We`ll dust ourselves down from a really disappointing performance. But you get them. Now it`s all about the reaction of the players.’

With Berahino back once again as a second half substitute in the game, Pulis went on to say that a bit of extra timber was down to the work he’d been doing of late in the gym.

‘He`s been doing a lot of weights so he looks a bit…He`s definitely stronger than he was before when he was out of the team. He`ll definitely play at Peterborough then we`ll see how he is. He`ll play a part at Everton then hopefully with a good week`s training he`ll get some of his sharpness back that we need in front of goal. He`s missed a lot of games obviously. He`s missed half the season. We`re desperate to get him back involved again and playing games – being part of the team and he needs that game time.’

With Alex Pritchard’s substitute appearance in the game being one positive for Pulis, he went on to say of the on loan Spurs youngster.

‘We think he`s a good little player. He`s someone who can get on the ball and keep it for you. We`ve got some good footballers, but we didn`t look like anywhere a team in possession never mind out of possession.’

Talking about the game a little more, but trying to put our ‘worst’ away display into some perspective, he went on to say about Newcastle.

‘That`s our second defeat in ten games. They`ve been in good positions to hit the target and they`ve not. The last three games, Peterborough, I don`t know how many shots, Swansea we had 17 attempts so we`ve got to be hitting the target more.’

And of course the focus now turns to the Peterborough replay.

‘We`ll just have to see whose available and we`ll go from there. I love the cup. Traditionally I`d love to do well in the cup.’

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