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Brown: A complete away performance

5 October 2013

Phil Brown delighted as Blues get back to winning ways away at Oxford United

Phil Brown says Blues’ display at Oxford United was in many ways the perfect away performance as they got back to winning ways courtesy of a 2-0 victory.

Conor Clifford and Luke Prosser scored the goals in the first-half to earn Blues their first three points since Northampton Town at home.

And the boss was delighted with his side’s performance, having scored twice, and kept a clean sheet at the other end.

He said: “I think it was (a complete away performance) we scored two good goals and kept a clean sheet. We also created other chances that we could have taken.

“They’ve got some decent players here, Chris has got a good squad but we matched them in every department.

“Wherever you are you have to win your individual battles and that’s exactly what we did today.

“It was a great time to go in front because the fans did slightly get on their back. Chris will be frustrated with their home form but we took full advantage today.

“Conor’s goal was very good. He’s been frustrated not to be in the side in recent weeks but he came in today in a slightly new formation and it paid off.

“He’s got a great attitude and a great tenacity to get the ball back when the opposition have it.

“The three in the midfield worked extremely hard and that was helped by the three up top too. That was the foundation for the win.

“The back four were playing higher up the field. The two centre halves cleared their lines well and the full backs provided the quality.

“It’s a good day at the office.”

Brown was pleased with young striker Cauley Woodrow who played from the left at Oxford. He added: “He did really well today and worked ever so hard.

“He had a couple of chances, the main thing is he’s getting those chances.

“I’m confident that as soon as he gets one they will all start coming. To have had them chances and won 2-0 shows how well we’ve played today.”

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