Fulham manager Chris Coleman chose to focus on his team’s poor attacking display after watching Fulham slump to a 1-0 defeat at Birmingham.

The Cottagers are still without an away win and Coleman is disappointed they did not carry more of a goal threat.

“I’m bitterly disappointed with our offensive play we were very poor and didn’t bring anything to the party.” he said.

“We got in some good areas but I can’t remember their keeper having to make a save.

“That’s the first time this season I’ve criticised us in terms of our attacking play because normally we are very good.

“It was always going to be a difficult game. They were really up for it and you could see how much they wanted that first win at St Andrews,” he reflected.

“We had some key players missing but still had enough ability no the pitch to offer more than that.

“There are not excuses. I know Birmingham were saying it was a must win game but to be fair Mark Crossley was only stretched once.

“We had to defend long balls into the box and were comfortable but for the goal it was poor defending by us.”

“I think we’ve been playing quite well this season but we won’t get that elusive first away win if our attacking is as bad as that.”