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Brown: The lads did well in the first 85 minutes

19 November 2022


Brown: The lads did well in the first 85 minutes

19 November 2022

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In a game that Town started well by finding the opening goal midway through the first half, courtesy of a Carlos Mendes Gomes strike from range, it was heartbreak for Brown and his men as two late goals meant that the points would be taken home by the Trotters.

Here’s what he had to say in his interview:

On the game as a whole…

“I thought the lads did well in the first 85 minutes, but the last ten minutes were very sloppy. Not understanding the game plan at times and losing men in the box was a bit disappointing, it was individual errors that cost us today.

“You can never fault their efforts as they were exceptional in the first half; I thought we played some good football, created some chances, and was a threat on the counter so it’s disappointing to be leading in the 85th minute and lose.

“You know how momentum is in football and you’ve got to be able to deal with that and have to take some responsibility on the park – we didn’t do that in the last ten minutes.”

On Mendes Gomes and the Rooney impact…

“We missed Carlos when he went off; he had a bit of composure, but he went off with an injury. It was one of those decisions that were forced as I wouldn’t have taken him off otherwise. We’re hoping it’s not too serious, but we’ll have to wait and see.

“Roons [Shaun Rooney] is a willing runner and creates a lot of chances as his running power is exceptional and he did that well today. It’s been a great signing as he has huge numbers in every game and makes himself available at every opportunity.

“He won probably 95 per cent of his duels today; he drives like a winger at times, which is great for us, but he’s also a brilliant out-ball as well. We just need to have a better understanding of, when Roons does run-up, it’s where people need to be and what they have to do.”

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