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Brown - Twine Has Got Something Special

Town Boss Thrilled With Youngster's Impact

12 April 2018

Town Boss Phil Brown has lavished praise on Scott Twine and has revealed that he's never been this excited to work with a young prospect.

The striker was handed his full and home debut against Yeovil on Tuesday night, and he didn't disappoint after putting in a hugely impressive display on the left-flank.

He had a couple of chances in-front of goal and terrorised the Yeovil defence throughout, earning a standing ovation when he was taken off in the second-half. 

And Brown was glowing in his praise of the 18-year-old in the wake of the game, stating that the forward has got "something special."

"I got Scotty's parents in before the game, his dad came in at 6pm and I told him to relax because he was a lot more nervous than Scott," Brown said.

"I told them to relax and enjoy it because this kid has got something and what he's got is a belief in himself, a belief in his own ability and he'll have the ball in any situation that you throw at him.

"He didn't mind coming in on the left-side off his right foot, playing passes off strikers and linking up that way and Matty Taylor was a perfect foil for him on the other side.

"Scotty could have crowned it off with a goal, he had a couple of chances, but what he's got is the support of the group, he's got the support of the staff and I look at a player who is going to blossom, certainly at this club if not at a higher level.

"He's got good technique, a great attitude, good mentality towards hard work and he wants to play up top.

I think the right or left side could be his position because he can carry the ball, he can take the ball into the opposition's half and he's just got that confidence. 

"Bloody hell-fire, tell me what he lacks because I don't see it. Maybe the physicality but if the likes of Silva, Messi and these little fellas can grace the world stage, I'm not saying he's at that stage, but he's a slight build and he doesn't get knocked off the ball.

"I can't speak highly enough of him and hopefully he's got a great career ahead of him.

"I've given debuts to lots of players, like Tom Cairney who Fulham have turned down £25 million for, but I'm more excited about this kid than what I have been about quite a few of the boys I've given debuts to. 

"There's lots of things to admire about Scott."


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