Alex McLeish is pleased his persistence paid off for Birmingham during the transfer window.
The Blues were able to sign David Bentley on loan, Curtis Davies permanently and managed to snare Obafemi Martins right at the close of the window on another loan deal.
McLeish was happy with his trio of signings and was able breathe a sigh of relief after getting Martins from Rubin Kazan after missing out on several names.
"You see doors getting shut in your face over January, so finally getting over the line was great," said McLeish.
"We're really pleased with the players we brought in.
"We tried a few, Martins was always in that mix, but you've got to keep the balls juggling in the air, and we did that right up until the wire."
The Blues have struggled in attack this season and are amongst the lowest scorers in the division but the Blues boss is confident Martins can make an impact.
"He's explosive, two-footed and good in the air, McLeish added.
"He's probably a more experienced Chucho Benitez, who did a really good job for us last year and was instrumental in creating chances.
"I believe that Oba will do that as well."
Fellow new signing Davies is ruled out of the Carling Cup final having played 14 minutes as a substitute against Blackburn in the third round.
"I came on because someone got a knock," he said.
"I didn't really need to come on, and now I miss out on playing at Wembley again.
"People have been texting me saying 'you've got a nice little cup final slot there', and I've said 'unfortunately not', crying into the other end of the phone.
"I'm just hoping they go and win it now."
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