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REACTION: Brown Pleased To Finish With A Win

Gaffer Gives His Verdict On Accrington Victory

5 May 2018

Swindon Town Boss Phil Brown sat down with the local media in the wake of our 3-0 win against Accrington Stanley earlier today.

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

ON THE RESULT AND PERFORMANCE:

"It was very pleasing.

"They have only seen the horrible side of me when we've drawn games that we should be winning or when we've lost games when we should have got something from it.

"I inherited a team that either won or lost and there was nothing in the middle. I had to attach something to the middle and that is the basics of the individual and the basics of the manager.

"It has taken ten games to get the basics over.

"It is a great end to a disappointing season.

"We were classy in our preparation for the game in terms of the Guard of Honour, it was nice to get that close to the trophy and hopefully that gives the players a little bit of hunger for next season.

"It is a magnificent achivement for anybody to win a title, let alone Accrington Stanley on a small budget and John Coleman has worked miracles. 

"He deserves all the plaudits he gets, including the Guard of Honour.

"It was a case of getting down to business after that and taking them on.

"Stuart Moore pulled off a couple of brilliant saves that kept us in it and then that little bit of quality and class that I've been asking for came to the fore.

"We changed the formation and we played three up top with all three strikers getting a goal.

"It is nice to finish the season on that note."

ON JORDAN EDWARDS' DEBUT:

"He started off very well, he started off very calmly and he had a couple of good touches and he opened the play up for us.

"He's very inventive, very creative and he's got a picture. He's very similar to Scott Twine who can open the door and create chances when he's on the ball.

"He's got a career ahead of him, like Joe Romanski and you expect to see them in Swindon Town colours a lot more next season.

"Alan McLoughlin has done a great job in the background, he's helped me a lot and I would like to thank him for that."

ON JAMES DUNNE'S SENDING-OFF:

"That sums up the extremities of this club. We win one or lose one and it is too extreme.

"He could have walked away with the matchball, now he's walking away with a three-game ban at the start of next season.

"It is ridiculous, he should have had three goals but he's got a three-game ban.

"James is one of the most solid characters in the dressing room but the heat has got to his head and he's got a red card in the 90th minute.

"He claims the lad has nutted him but he's reacted at the end of the day.

"He'll get no sympathy from me but I like him and I would go into the trenches with him." 


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