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Match Reaction: Phil Brown on defeat to Wycombe Wanderers

13 December 2014

Phil Brown admitted he was disappointed for the travelling support at Adams Park after a big defeat.

Southend United manager Phil Brown admitted he was 'disappointed for the fans' following Blues' 4-1 defeat against Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park.

Blues, who took an early lead through Jack Payne, were punished by Gareth Ainsworth's men, with Southend seeing Jerome Williams sent off mid-way through the second half for a tackle on Josh Scowan.

“It was definitely not a red card in my opinion,” Brown reflected.

“Jerome's gone in committed and there's no way I will criticise any player for being committed for this football club. The lad (Scowan) went down, but he wasn't injured and remained on the pitch to play.”

On Payne's early goal, Brown admitted it got Blues off to a flyer, but the boss says his side struggled to get a hold of the game from that point onwards.

“It was a great start for us, but we never really kicked on or got started after that. We were looking forward to the game all week and after we scored, I really expected us to get a hold of the game.

“I'm really disappointed we didn't give the fans something to cheer about. We took over 1,000 here and the backing was brilliant from them. 

“I made the changes at half time to give us a fresh impetus. I put on Gary Deegan and Kevan Hurst, in an attempt to change the game in our favour.

“We will go again against Burton, get down on the training pitch and work on things."

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