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Brown: I'm proud of the players

26 November 2013

Blues boss delighted with his side as they make it five wins in a row

Phil Brown was full of pride in his players after they battled back from a goal down and a man down to win 2-1 at Portsmouth on Tuesday night.

Near on 800 Blues fans were left feeling exactly the same as the gaffer as goals from Will Atkinson and Barry Corr sealed a stunning comeback.

Cauley Woodrow had been sent off for Blues, but that didn’t hamper Brown’s side who extended their winning run to five straight games.

Brown said: “I’m extremely proud of the players and the way they’ve won here tonight because they’ve done it the hard way again, but in different cirumstances to Saturday.

“We’ve gone down to ten men and again we’ve started playing better once that happened but to score twice and win the game is absolutely brilliant.

“The effort, commitment and desire the players showed out there was second to none and once again we’re a very happy dressing room.

“It maybe is a slight concern that we’re starting to play once we go down to ten men, but that shouldn’t hide the fact we’ve come here and won the game when really up against it.

“They’ve made a very good start and it was a terrific strike from the lad, but we had a few chances in the first-half. When they missed that one early in the second-half you thought this could be our night.

“So it proved. We scored two very good goals. The fans didn’t have a good journey down but no matter how long it takes to get home they’ll all be smiling and that’s great. They were fantastic again.”

Brown was delighted for both goalscorers. He added: “Will has worked so hard so far this season but I think there’s a lot more to come from him. It was a really well taken goal and he deserved that.

“Barry has popped up with the winning goal. He’s been a very important player in this winning run but it’s always nice for him to be scoring goals and as a striker to get the winning one it’s as good as it can get.”

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