Junior Brown says that the team have put the disappointing league defeat to Wimbledon behind them, after getting back to winning ways against League One Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday night and is confident of grabbing three points against Torquay United at Highbury.
The midweek Johnston’s Paint Trophy victory was a welcome recovery, coming three days after falling 2-0 in the capital city, and he believes it is the boost needed to make sure that last week’s defeat does not happen again.
He said: “It is always disappointing to lose and it was nice to have that game coming up on the Tuesday so that we could get it out of our system quickly and as we did, bounce back. Hopefully we will take what we did in the game on Tuesday into Saturday and we will go and perform in front of the home fans and get a result.
“We know what they (Torquay) are about, but we don’t need to focus on them, we will just focus on us as a whole and generally. We will work on bits and pieces tomorrow (Friday) and how we will play and just focus on ourselves.”
Junior says that the Cod Army will bounce back from the last home defeat against Burton Albion, in which the fans were put through a gruelling fight-back attempt from the players, only to come away empty handed.
He continued: “It is always disappointing to lose at home in the manner that we did. Obviously we fought back well in the second half, but unfortunately it wasn’t to be. The fans will have been disappointed with that, like we were disappointed and all the staff, but it is a good opportunity now to bounce back and show everyone what we are capable of and strive towards promotion.
“It is always nice to get back and play in front of the home crowd at Highbury, so hopefully we will get the win and give everyone a good weekend.”
The winger was forced into a somewhat unfamiliar role at Prenton Park, but the hard work paid off as he helped Fleetwood into the hat for the second round.
He said: “It was a slightly different role that I was given, I usually play on the wing but thoroughly enjoyed it. I put myself about a bit and I thought that I did well for the lads and overall, we put in a good performance and definitely deserved the win.”
Brown had nothing but praise for goal hero Jamille Matt, who he believes will go on to show what he is capable of after netting a double on Merseyside.
“He is a big lad. He is strong and he works exceptionally hard for the team and I thought he took his goals really well. He is a nuisance up there and a lot of defenders find it hard to cope with him when he is in that sort of mood and that form, so hopefully, he can continue with that and take it into Saturday.”