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BROWN: THE FANS WERE BRILLIANT

23 September 2018

Phil Brown was delighted to be able to send 871 travelling fans home happy, albeit a little bit wet.

Brown, whose suit was soaked by full-time, witnessed his team put an organised Yeovil side to the sword with goals from Steven Alzate, Matt Taylor, and Elijah Adebayo ending the Glovers’ run of six clean sheets in a row.

A seventh would have been the best run for 22 years for the Somerset outfit but Brown’s team were determined to prevent them.

On the fans that stood in a predominantly uncovered away, Brown had one word.

“Brilliant. I hope they’ve got as dry a suit as what I’ve got – it was horrific conditions but when you can give them something to go home and smile about, that’s our job. It’s back-to-back away victories based on clean sheets and I know it’s closer than Morecambe but you’ve said close to 900.

“It doesn’t matter if there’s one person there, he would’ve got entertained today.”

Despite the comprehensive nature of the win, the Gaffer was keen to emphasise that it is a step in the right direction but there’s still a long way to go.

“We’re not getting ahead of ourselves at all – we’re moving in the right direction some weeks and there’s only been a couple of occasions in eight or nine games that we weren’t at the races.

“We got our comeuppance in both of those games so there’s a lesson there for everybody – if we’re bang at it, we can be a match for anybody. If we’re not, we take our foot off the gas, then you get your comeuppance in any division.”

Brown said that there was a different feeling in the camp this week – a reaction to last weekend’s defeat to Bury.  

“Tuesday morning came around and we had the reserves win at Birmingham – I knew the shadow squad was not knocking at my door. Then Thursday, when we made reference to the team and trained, the team was buzzing and they were bang at it again.

“Everybody wanted to play – the XI that started today knew that and recognised that, and instead of cracking under the pressure they stood up to it and grabbed a hold of their shirt.

“Some of the performances have been really good but like I said, we’re not getting carried away. If we can get the same performance next week, I’m sure we’ll cause Oldham problems but Oldham are a decent side, we’re not taking anything lightly.”

Brown was asked about any potential free agents coming in.

“There’s still one or two coming out of the woodwork, but we’re not really interested. We’ll piece together for the January transfer window – once you get out of the summer transfer window and you’re six weeks into the season, the free agents are de-trained, two months without football whoever they are.

“We’re not really interested in that – you can see how fit our lads are. It was a good spectacle for the second division, I thought.”


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