Boss wants to send fans away for summer with a win at Roots Hall on Saturday
Phil Brown wants Blues to take a positive mentality into next season with a win to end the current campaign against Morecambe on Saturday.
Blues, and visitors Morecambe, are unable to reach the play-off and aren’t in danger of the play-offs, but Brown says it’s important to send the fans home looking forward to next season.
With the long break, Brown believes fans always remember the club’s last result, and he’s hopeful they will go away with a win on their minds.
He said: “It’s not really a time for us to experiment to be honest because it’s a game we all really want to win. The end of the season is upon us and we want to end the season on a high.
“If we do that, we give the supporters something to look forward to over the summer. We want to put a marker down and let the fans go away happy ahead of their holidays.
“I’ve had some time to assess the squad and I’ve put my recommendations forward to the chairman and the board this week, but this game is another chance for the players to impress.
“People always remember the wins. Morecambe though will provide us with a challenge. I know their manager well and he will bring a side here looking to make it difficult for us and it’s important we just play our game and put in a strong performance.
“We deserved to win the last home game we had here which was against Bristol Rovers but we couldn’t quite find a goal. Another performance similar to that though and I’m sure we’ll end with the three points.”
Looking forward, Brown expects there to be a number of changes both on and off the field over the summer months.
He added: “I think there’ll be some changes. Obviously we’ve handed pro contracts to some youngsters and a number of players are coming to the end of their contracts.
“It’s natural progression for a football club and all will be announced in due course. There’ll be changes in terms of playing staff and backroom staff; there’s lots of talking to be done over the summer.
“Hopefully come 5pm on Saturday fans will be going away talking about a win against Morecambe, and a good performance to go with it.”