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Brown: Patience will be key on Saturday

11 April 2014

Phil Brown says Blues have to earn the right to win the game against AFC Wimbledon

Phil Brown says Blues will have to earn the right to win the game on Saturday when they welcome AFC Wimbledon to Roots Hall.

In the last home outing, Torquay United came to frustrate and make things difficult for Brown’s side.

Having known Neal Ardley and Neil Cox for a long time, Brown is expecting the Dons to follow suit and come with a game plan to frustrate.

He said: “The opposition are not going to gift us anything, that’s for sure. We’re going to have to earn the right to win the game.

“I’ve know Neal and Neil a long time, and they will come with a game plan to frustrate the team, and the crowd.

“The first goal will be absolutely crucial on Saturday. If they get it, it could well be a very difficult afternoon for us.

“But if we can get it, they will have to open up and we’ll be able to play the flowing football we know we can play.

“We’ll have to be patient on Saturday. That is as a group of players, and as a crowd, and hopefully, just like Torquay, the three points will come.”

Brown has been delighted with the buzz around the training ground in recent weeks, not just from the first team, but right the way through the camp.

He added: “There’s a massive buzz around the place, not just in regards of the first team but all the way through the camp.

“That’s from those on the periphery, the medical staff, and the youth department, everyone is bouncing and it’s a great place to be.

“That doesn’t come lightly and I’m not taking it for granted, that’s down to the hard work of everyone at this football club, and long may that continue.

“The players can’t wait for Saturday’s game. With nine points from nine coming into it, we’re all looking forward to it.

“We’re not focusing on anything else other than AFC Wimbledon and hopefully picking up another important three points.” 

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