Lee Clark was delighted with the reaction of Birmingham after a 1-0 win at Brighton

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Birmingham manager Lee Clark was delighted with the reaction shown by his players following their heavy defeat against Barnsley as they won 1-0 at table-topping Brighton.

After Chris Burke won the day with a 20-yard effort, he said: "It was a fantastic result after a totally abject performance in getting beaten 5-0. The players delivered.

"Everyone was hurting last weekend as we didn't perform to the demands made, but the players to a man have responded magnificently.

"It was an awful 72 hours but we needed a game plan coming to a place like Brighton and we simply couldn't dwell on the Barnsley game. The goal was worthy of winning any game.

"There is a lot of ability in the Brighton team and they have several potential match winners and in my opinion they are right on the verge of progressing to the next level."

"We needed Paul Robinson today as we are without the services of three full-backs - Stephen Carr, Paul Caddis and David Murphy.

"He was short of match practice but he used all his experience to come through match superbly."