BROWN: WE’VE NOTHING TO FEAR
SOUTHEND United manager Phil Brown says his team can afford to adopt a fearless attitude in League One.
Brown’s team finished fifth in League Two last term, but earned promotion with a dramatic play-off final victory over Wycombe.Yet the Shrimpers have not looked out of their depth this term.
Before the weekend, only the division’s top four sides could boast a meaner defence, with Southend sitting comfortably in ninth.
And Brown believes his players should now consider themselves League One calibre.
“A third of the way through the season I don’t think there’s anything to fear at this level,” said Brown.
“I think the players need to start believing in themselves and when they are selected they play well enough to keep the shirt.
“I still think we can do something this year; hanging on the shirt tails of the play-offs isn’t a bad spot to be in at this moment in time.
“Once we get a real consistency to our game, we need to make sure we go on winning runs and perform to the best of our ability more often than not.”
POSITIVE: Phil Brown