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Match Preview: Phil Brown still has faith in his side ahead of trip to Mansfield Town

30 October 2014

Southend United manager Phil Brown wants his side to put things right when he takes his troops to Mansfield Town on Saturday in Sky Bet League Two.

Brown’s men have failed to win in their last five outings in the division but the boss is backing his players to get back to winning ways against the Stags on Saturday afternoon.

“We have done our homework on Mansfield, we know their strengths and weaknesses. We have to be aware of our opposition, whoever we play against and it’s important we concentrate on what we’re good at.”

Brown still has faith in his side at both ends of the pitch and feels it won’t be long until Blues go on another run soon enough, hopefully against the Stags at One Call Stadium.

“We have to believe in ourselves. We can cause opponents problems. We’re not too far away from the top seven. I’m aware of the league table and what’s right and what’s wrong.

“I still believe in the team and I feel we are just one win away from going on a good run.  We’ll keep on working on the training ground. We’re creating the chances in games, which is a positive.

“If we keep on working hard and creating, then the likes of Shaq Coulthirst, Barry Corr, Lee Barnard, Myles Weston and the rest of the team will put the ball in the back of the net.”

Brown gave a treatment update ahead of Blues trip north and says the squad is looking good, with just Mads Ibenfeldt and Ben Coker missing out on the trip to Nottinghamshire.

“Ben Coker’s back on the training pitch and he’s looking to break Michael Timlin’s record for his comeback. Mads Ibenfeldt is still out with his foot injury but the rest of the boys are still chomping at the bit.”

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