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Brown: Build on display against Pools

20 February 2014

Phil Brown wants his side to build on display against Hartlepool United when they visit York City

Phil Brown has called for more of the same with an added end product as Blues travel to York City on Saturday looking to get back to winning ways.

Blues’ boss was pleased with his side’s performance in the midweek draw with Hartlepool United, and happy with the creativity of his side.

But he’s called for a finishing touch to those chances when Blues make the journey to Bootham Crescent, a ground where they lost 2-1 at in their final away game of last season.

Brown said: “We went there at the end of last season and got sucked into a game where the ball was in the air for long periods.

“We can’t allow that to happen again, we’ve got to get it down and play, just as we did against Hartlepool United on Tuesday night.

“There’s not been too many occasions this season where we’ve been poor, but we were in the two games leading up to Tuesday night.

“But we got back to how we have been playing and there was creativity throughout the side which was pleasing.

“What we’ve got to do now if we want to get back to winning ways is take the chances that are created.

“That has even more importance away from home. We want to give the travelling fans something to shout about, and hopefully that’s what we’ll do.”

With five games in 15 days, Brown says changes could be made ahead of the trip to York City.

But the manager believes the current 11 showed they had the energy and belief to continue in the side after Tuesday’s positive performance.

He added: “The players who aren’t in the side will get their chance between now and the end of the season.

“When they get that chance they’ve got to take it, it’s as simple as that, and we could make changes over the course of this run of games.

“But I was happy with what I saw against Hartlepool and the players showed the right attitude and put in a good performance.

“So there’s definitely options there, but we’re a bit short defensively with Luke O’Neill heading back to Burnley for more treatment, and Luke Prosser ruled out for another couple of weeks.”

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