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PREVIEW | Brown has near fully fit squad to choose from

24 March 2017

Phil Brown looks ahead to AFC Wimbledon clash...

Despite spending some time talking about his time so far as Southend boss as he approached four years in charge, Phil Brown will not spare much longer looking back with a trip to AFC Wimbledon much more in his thinking.

On the back of two wins against Coventry and Walsall, Blues travel to one of the promoted sides from last season who recently took a point off Fleetwood Town.
And Brown says he’s got plenty of decisions to make on team selection with a near fully fit squad.

“Apart from Mark we’re fully fit,” said Brown.

“We’ve got all six strikers vying for positions, I’ve got three wingers – Stephen McLaughlin, Jermaine McGlashan and Zavon Hines – I’ve got four or five midfielders all vying for positions and all the defenders are available.

“It’s going to be a difficult team selection but certainly one I’m looking forward to choosing, work with today and hopefully bring home the bacon tomorrow.”

Blues remain in the play-offs after Millwall’s draw in midweek with Rochdale, but Brown isn’t worried about what others do.

“Everyone looks at everybody else’s results but I keep saying it, the points tally won’t change,” he added.

“It will be a certain points tally that will get you in the play-offs and that’s what we’re aiming for.

“What the rest do is entirely up to themselves. What we need to do is win our next game and that’s Wimbledon tomorrow.

“We’re in the play-offs and on the verge of a good finish to the season and tomorrow AFC Wimbledon stand in our way. 

“The ground is small, it will be intimidating to say the least, some of the players will never have played their before.

“We’re going there with a gameplan to win the game and on the back of two straight wins we’re going in with the confidence to win the game.”

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