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Brown: I’ll take that all season long

25 February 2023

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Head coach Scott Brown spoke to the media after his side extended their unbeaten streak to six-games after beating Morecambe in the Lancashire Derby.

A first-half goal from former-Morecambe man Carlos Mendes Gomes was enough to secure Town’s third straight 1-0 win and keep up the recent resurgence of home form at Highbury.

On the result…

“I’ll take that all season long. The first half was a great watch, we had composure, there was no pressure on the ball, and we had that bit of quality in the first half with the ball in.

“They were winning a lot of second balls, but it was just one ball down the right, and we managed to keep a hold of it.”

On the goal…

“Phoenix [Patterson] had a couple of sniffs and [Jayden] Stockley and it was him who got the ball in for the goal. Everyone wanted to take three points and that showed in the tempo and intensity in the game.

“So, for us what we’ve done the last few games has been exceptional. We’ve done well winning the flick on and that bit of quality we showed was good. It’s nice to be able to open teams up.

“Carlos [Mendes Gomes] managed to get on the end of it to put it between the posts which is nice.”

On the performance…

“Second half we showed some composure on the ball which we badly needed. We kept a clean sheet again which is really pleasing. I think the little bit of quality we put on, helped us a little bit. We managed to switch the play a little bit more.

“We used Jayden [Stockley] a lot with his composure on the ball. For us, we didn’t want the wingbacks sitting too deep. It’s a hard one for Brendan [Wiredu] today in that position.

“I wanted that pressure higher up the park and the subs definitely helped - it’s the lads’ togetherness that impresses me the most.”

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