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Brown left questioning Swindon loss

9 January 2016

Blues boss looking for a reaction from his players after latest defeat

Phil Brown was left with many questions for his side, following the 4-2 defeat to Swindon town on Saturday.

After just 13 minutes of the game played, the Blues found themselves two goals to the good at the County Ground.

The joy, however, was short lived, as Swindon staged a comeback to see Southend finish the game on the wrong end of the scoreline for the third game in succession.

After starting the game so well, Brown was left pondering how his team left Swindon with nothing.

“I’m disappointed, of course.” The Manager conceded.

“We started the game by embracing the tactic that we were going to use, as we knew Swindon were a decent team, who like to play it out from the back.

“We squeezed the living daylight out of them for the first 30 minutes or so, and then took our foot off the gas having gone two-nil up.

“I asked the question of why we did that, I’ve got some answers, and we’ll be utilising those answers over the next week on the training ground.”

It’s now 11 goals conceded in that the last three for Blues, and the Gaffer admits he and the players share in the fans pain.

“We’ve got decent lads in there, who are telling me that they’re hurting, but they can’t be hurting as much as I am at this moment in time.” Brown added.

“Conceding 11 goals in three games isn’t what I take too kindly to.

“I’m disappointed for the travelling fans again, when the fourth goal goes in, the stand empties and that’s my fault, my responsibility.

“All I can say to them is that I’ll be trying to put it right on the training ground with the group of players I’ve got.

“Harsh words have been spoken, and they will continue to be spoken for the next five or six days until we can get on the ground, and put it right against Peterborough.

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