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Phil Brown: We have a score to settle against Crewe Alexandra

28 September 2015

The boss aiming to beat Crewe after suffering defeat to the Alex in his third game in charge of Blues.

Southend United manager Phil Brown says his team are full of confidence heading into Tuesday night’s trip to Crewe Alexandra in Sky Bet League 1.

The Blues head to Gresty Road on the back of two consecutive victories in the league which has seen Brown’s side move up to 13th in the division.

And despite Crewe’s slow start to the campaign, Brown says his side will have to be wary of Steve Davis’ team.

“It’s not been the best of starts for Crewe but they’ve surprised a few with good results against Shrewsbury and Walsall,” the boss said.

“They’re back at Gresty Road on Tuesday and will be buoyed by four points from two games on their travels.

“We go into it good spirits as well. The players are on a high. They’re starting to believe in themselves and are playing it around well.

“You can only beat what’s in front of you and you go into it with a positive gameplan. The players know what’s expected of them on Tuesday.

“I have a score to settle; it was my third game in charge when Crewe Alexandra beat us at Wembley in the JPT Final. Michael Timlin and Ryan Leonard will remember it, as will two or three others.”

And the boss has doubts once again regarding a number of first team players heading into the trip to Cheshire.

“I have a few niggles. We’ve one or two doubts for the game. Michael Timlin took a kick on his thigh. Noel Hunt is doubtful to start and John White was on the training ground today, so fingers crossed where he’s concerned.

“Adam Barrett won’t be playing and he’s going for a scan on his injury.”

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