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BROWN: WE HAVE TO LEARN FROM THIS

3 November 2018

Phil Brown was honest in his reflections after Swindon left Colchester with a 1-0 defeat.

Sammie Szmodics' goal on the stroke of half-time was the difference between the two sides in a tightly-contested affair.

Brown, who made one change to the starting lineup that had beaten Notts County, said that his side have to learn from the lack of concentration that led to the game's solitary goal.

“We showed them a little bit of respect – they’ve won four on the bounce here, beat the champions elect, if you like, 1-0 last week so they’ve got something going here, for sure.

“We have to learn something from this. I’ve got to make changes before we start the next game whether that’s York in the cup of Carlisle in the league. We have to learn from what Colchester have got going here – resilience, simple as.

“Their confidence levels were high and we had a gameplan to get a foothold in the game – which was applied to the letter until Norris went down injured and we fell asleep, which is something that appears to be happening week in, week out.

“It’s not just one, it’s everybody – we just seem to be sleeping, not focussing for a whole 90 minutes and that’s not just defenders, I’m talking about 11 men.

“Consequently, we gave ourselves that mountain to climb and, to be fair, apart from a great save from their goalkeeper and a glaring miss, we should be coming away with a point, if not three.”

Brown was asked what he would be doing to turn his team’s fortunes around.

“We have to just keep working at it, the individuals, the collective group – I seem to be saying the same thing week-in and week-out. My opposite number will be the same things but on the other side because he’s winning games.

“If you look at the game on its whole, I don’t think Lawrence Vigouroux has had too much to do and their goalkeeper has pulled off a world class save. If it goes to 1-1 we probably would have gone on to win the game, considering our form in these types of games.”

 


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