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Brown: Luke was very impressive

19 January 2014

Phil Brown hopes injury to new loan signing Luke O'Neill isn't too serious, but was pleased with both his, and Adam Thompson's performances

Phil Brown hopes Luke O’Neill’s injury won’t be too serious after an impressive display before he had to come off.

O’Neill played a big part in the opening goal with a lovely cross-field pass for Anthony Straker who in turn set up Kevan Hurst.

But the 22-year-old defender limped off just before half-time with what Brown says was a thigh injury.

Brown said: “Luke had a little knock back when he was with Burnley but he has been in training all week and was with us on Friday.

“He started the game really well and was looking good so it was a shame to see him have to come off.

“His pass for the first goal was superb, he’s hit it almost 70-yards and it’s a wonderful ball that deserved a goal at the end of it.

“But then he’s tried to play the ball down the line and picked up the knock on his thigh.

“Hopefully we’ve got to it quick enough and he’ll be okay with a bit of magic work from Ben Clarkson the physio.”

Adam Thompson came on at right-back in his place, and Brown was delighted with his performance.

“It was disappointing to lose Luke to injury but Tommo came on and really put a marker down,” he added.

“He set up the third goal with a good ball down the line for Barry Corr and looked really solid defensively.

“He’s done really well having had to come off the bench, so I was pleased with his display too. There were a lot of positives out there.”

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