Fleetwood Town take on Plymouth Argyle in a match where Town will hopefully rejuvenate their play-off bid
By Manvir Rai
Fleetwood Town take on Plymouth Argyle in a match where Town will hopefully rejuvenate their play-off bid.
Junior Brown is fully motivated and focused on the clash with Plymouth Argyle and is hoping to build on the 3-0 victory against Accrington Stanley on Tuesday night.
The Cod Army ended a run of frustrated results having not secured victory since defeating Oxford United on February 12th prior to Tuesday’s victory. Town winger Junior Brown was in a reflective and optimistic mood following the Accrington game and believes the tactics that manager Graham Alexander employed was effective enough to seal the victory against Accrington.
“We’ve been on a poor run of late and not been picking up the points that we perhaps should have but this made us work harder. And that hard work paid off against Accrington. Our tactics were to put them under pressure and it worked for us which enabled us to get the result we fully deserved.” Brown was delighted for the fans with Tuesday’s game being a Lancashire derby. “It’s always nice to win those types of games especially for the fans.”
The victory on Tuesday ensured that Fleetwood are still in contention for a play-off position and leaves them five points adrift from the coveted play-off spots with a game in hand. Despite Town failing to secure a victory in five games prior to Accrington, Brown believes that the victory was inevitable considering their recent performances against Wycombe and Exeter. “We played quite well against Exeter and Wycombe was harsh because we conceded a late goal having played some good football. We have continued to work hard and on Tuesday we put it right which we will build on and try and get the three points against Plymouth.”
Brown played an integral part in Tuesday’s victory by assisting Jon Parkin for his first goal with a delicate chip which Parkin calmly volleyed home. “We (Brown and Parkin) have a good understanding with each other. It’s something we have worked on in training. The gaffer wants the wingers to get on the ball and search for the strikers whether it’s Parkin, Ball or whoever, which we have been doing.”
The midfielder believes that Plymouth will prove to be tough opponents on Saturday considering they will want to avoid the drop and retain their league status. However Brown is confident that Town have the capabilities to come out victors. “It’s going to be a difficult game because they are fighting for survival. It’s not going to be easy but there are no easy games in this league. That being said, we go into the game with a victory under our belts and we have confidence in our team. We will attempt to get the three points and I don’t see why we can’t get those three points if we play to the best of our ability.”
Fleetwood Town’s season is culminating towards its end and the play-off ambition is very much still alive. Brown believes that he and his fellow team-mates will continue to work hard and must have the belief that they are adept enough to reach the play-offs. “We have got to believe that we can still make the play-offs and if we can pick up a few more points and a few more wins then we will be in with a good chance. Teams in and around us have to play each other which obviously means they will drop points.”