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Brown: Cup run can help build momentum

7 October 2013

Phil Brown wants his players to build some winning momentum following victory at Oxford United on Saturday

Phil Brown is hoping to build up some momentum following the win on Saturday when Blues take on Dagenham & Redbridge in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy second round on Tuesday night.

Brown is expecting a difficult test against Wayne Burnett’s side, having seen them enjoy a good run of late and watched them knock out Colchester United in the previous round.

Blues boss admits he may make a couple of changes for the game, but is still hoping to progress in the competition and get back to Wembley.

Brown said: “I actually went to watch Dagenham & Redbridge play against Colchester in the last round and they never looked like losing the game.

“I’ve know Wayne since his days at Bolton and he tries to get his side to play good football. They are quick and very technical. A number of their players came through the Arsenal academy so that tells you the type of football they like to play.

“They are enjoying a good run at the moment and are doing well in the league at present. It’s going to be a tough game for us there’s no doubt about that but it’s a game and a competition I want to do well in.

“I will look to make a couple of changes, that’s for sure, but there’s not too much I can do and I really don’t want to disrupt the side too much after the good performance on Saturday.

“We need to make sure we approach this game in the same way, play the good football we have been doing and build up some momentum.

“A cup run is a very good way to do that so we’ll be going all out to progress. We saw with Wembley last season just what it can do to galvanise the club and hopefully it will be the same again this season.”

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