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Brown: We're all in this together

7 April 2014

Phil Brown says everyone from the starting line-up, to the subs and those not involved on Saturday have a big part still to play

Phil Brown was delighted to see his substitutions make an impact once again following the 2-1 win against Cheltenham Town.

Against Torquay United a week ago, Freddy Eastwood came off the bench to prod home and hand Blues all three points.

Then on Saturday at Cheltenham Town, Barry Corr made an immediate impact, scoring to draw Blues level before they went on to claim the three points.

And Brown was delighted to see Corr make a quick impression in the game on Saturday.

He said: “Myself and Barry have had conversations this past week about his approach on the pitch following the red card.

“But you want Barry to have that determination and grit to be on the winning team.

“It was evident to see on Saturday. It was great for me to have good quality on the bench and I was able to bring Jacob Murphy and Barry on.

“Freddy Eastwood came on last week and scored, Barry did it this week, and as a manager that’s fantastic to see.

“You want your substitutes to make an impact and I thought they did that to great effect on Saturday.”

Brown also spoke about the tough decision he had to make leaving four players out of the matchday squad.

However, those four players travelled with the team, warmed up, and watched from the stands on Saturday, as Brown reiterated that everyone would be needed between now and the end of the season.

He added: “I emphasised to the players in my team talk at the hotel, and at the ground, that we have got to stay together.

“There were 22 there and between now, and hopefully May 26th, they will all be needed at some stage.

“Injury prevention is a big thing here at the club, and I’m delighted that we’ve got 22 to try and carry us to what we want to achieve.

“It’s a tough decision leaving them out, but everyone is working hard, and it’s a problem I’ve wanted to have all season. It’s great I’ve now got it at the business end.”

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