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Brown: It's like a second family

23 December 2013

Phil Brown on the tough Christmas schedule ahead for Blues

Phil Brown says Blues will be working just as hard as always over the Christmas period to prepare for four big games.

With AFC Wimbledon on Boxing Day and Accrington Stanley three days later, Blues’ players and staff will get little time to see their family over Christmas.

But Brown says the players and staff are almost like a second family – and the bond is important at this time of year.

He said: “We’ll all be working hard going into this busy period, it’s just another day to us as far as we’re concerned (Christmas Day).

“The players and staff here are your secondary family and when you have success, that bond grows stronger in the changing room.

“I think it’s important you still get to spend some time with your family, but this is your family too, it has to be.

“You have all the lads around you and the backroom staff going into these games.

“We’re together a lot of the time anyway but this is a very busy period for all football clubs.”

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