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REACTION: Brown - We Made It Hard For Ourselves

Gaffer Gives His Verdict On Crawley Draw

2 April 2018

Fixture News

REACTION: Brown - We Made It Hard For Ourselves

Gaffer Gives His Verdict On Crawley Draw

2 April 2018

Swindon Town Boss Phil Brown spoke to the local press in the wake of our 1-1 draw with Crawley Town earlier.

Here are the key points from what he had to say...


"We made it hard for ourselves.

"It was hard work today and we made it hard work, regardless of the balance of the play, chances created and possession, we made it hard work because we slipped up with a bit of detail that I have been putting into them.

"That was defensive throw-ins, defensive corners, defensive set-pieces and Dunny (James Dunne) is holding his head in the changing room because he's an honest, genuine lad who puts his body on the line and to get done on a throw-in is unacceptable.

"They've scored a goal, they are classing it as a great goal but it was poor because it should have been defended better.

"Second-half you could tell by the substitutions that it was a wide open game and we were going for it hell for leather. 

"There was always going to be spaces at the back and there was always going to be chances for Crawley.

"Ben Purkiss told me in there that we would have lost that one a few weeks ago, which is a nice point but, at the same time, we've got two points from two games.

"There was a lot to like about our performance against Morecambe on Friday, but today was about a battle.

"The weather put paid to the technical side of the game and there were still glimpses of good football, but it was about getting something from the game.

"They've given it their all to get something from the game and Crawley were hanging on in the end."


"It wasn't the same amount created as in the Morecambe game.

"We had enough opportunities and we a missed a great chance in the first minute. 

"Both full-backs have got to the by-line on two or three occasions and we've not picked the right pass.

"Lessons need to be learned. 

"We've got five points from four games and we should have more."


"Rico always gets us a goal and he played his part.

"He wasn't 100% fit, he's got a puffed up ankle and it has got a little bit of bruising.

"He was absolutely desperate to be on the bench today and it is brilliant - it puts a smile on my face.

"Young players should be looking at him. He's got ten goals and his mentality and attitude to score is first-class.

"I love working with him."

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