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Phil Brown: A draw was a fair result against Wigan Athletic

28 November 2015

Boss gives his honest assessment from the draw against the Latics.

Southend United boss Phil Brown admitted that a point apiece was probably a 'fair result' in a game of few chances at Roots Hall on Saturday.

Ryan Leonard crashed an effort against the upright early in the second half, whilst Wigan's Leon Barnett was particularly unlucky on three separate occasions.

“Overall I think you'd say a draw was probably a fair result,” the boss said after the game.

“We got it right in the first half and were tactically aware of Wigan trying to play out of the back. They then changed their system in the second half and brought on a couple of players as well.

“I think I would have taken seven points in a week if offered it before the Blackpool game so I can't have too many complaints.

“There was plenty of quality going into the penalty box. John White put a couple of balls in to die for and Kevan Hurst kept putting it into dangerous areas.

“We came up against a side who were in the Premier League two or three years ago and FA Cup winners not so long ago but I feel we just lacked that little bit of belief.”

And with Blues having played 20 different sides since their return to League 1, Brown believes his side has nothing to fear, heading into the second half of the season.

“Bradford, Bury and Colchester are left to play us and I don't think we have anything to fear when you think we've gone to the likes of Gillingham and Sheffield United and got something from trips there.”

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