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Brown: Persistence and patience paid off

12 October 2013

Manager delighted as Blues make it two league wins in a row with victory at Burton Albion

Blues boss Phil Brown was delighted with his side’s persistence as they made it four games without defeat in League 2.

Freddy Eastwood’s 92nd minute goal was enough to hand Blues the three points at Burton Albion, who had Billy Kee sent off.

And Brown was thrilled with the result, despite admitting the performance wasn’t as good as in recent weeks.

He said: “Sometimes you have to dig deep when you’re not playing as well and we certainly did that today.

“It was all about patience and persistence and it paid off for us in the 90th minute.

“I think you could see from the celebrations that it meant a lot to everyone and it’s a big three points.

“I’m really pleased because it’s now four games unbeaten, two away wins in a row and two clean sheets.

“Burton made it hard for us in the second-half and we just lacked a bit of urgency in our game I thought.

“They had their one chance that hit the post, but thankfully lady luck was with us today. Burton may feel they deserved something from the game.”

Brown was also pleased with the impact of substitutes Eastwood and Jack Payne.

He added: “I thought Jack came on and just gave us a little bit more tempo in our game which helped to break Burton down.

“We all know what Freddy can do. Both players like to try and play between the lines and they did that well when they came on.

“It’s nice to see them make an impact off the bench and just gives me more food for thought ahead of Fleetwood on Friday.”

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