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Reaction: Brown pleased despite Braintree defeat

19 July 2014

Blues' boss happy despite defeat at the Amlin Stadium....

Phil Brown was happy with the display against Braintree Town, despite his side going down 2-1 at the Amlin Stadium.

Brown’s side were beaten by a controversial penalty, but the manager was pleased with the work out, considering the hot conditions.

He said: “Results aren’t important at this stage but we want a winning mentality, so it was frustrating that the deciding goal was a controversial penalty.

“We were pressing to try and win the game and got a bit caught out, but it wasn’t a penalty in my opinion.

“Despite the result we got a lot from the game. The conditions were very hot, but the players worked extremely hard.

“That’s the most important thing at this stage of the season. It was a decent game of football between two sides that wanted to play, so hopefully the supporters enjoyed it.”

Barry Corr notched his first goal of pre-season to draw Blues level having fallen behind, and Brown was pleased to see his striker get off the mark.

He said: “Strikers want to be scoring goals so it was nice to see Barry get a goal today. He took it really well to be fair to him.

“He worked hard throughout. He and Myles seem to be forming a decent partnership upfront, so that’s pleasing for us to see at this stage.”

Brown ran the rule over a number of trialists and expects a couple to return next week, while others will not be invited back.

He said: “We’re making up numbers with trialists at the moment and some of them impressed today. Leon (Cort) was short of a bit of match fitness but he’ll be back in.

“They all did what they could but we have got to make the decisions that benefit the club and help us progress, so we’ll speak to them all over the next couple of days.”

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