‘Machine’ is switched on

Hayes v Fleetwood'Brown goal'take two
Hayes v Fleetwood'Brown goal'take two
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FLEETWOOD Town could have powered up a “goal machine” just in time for their final push for the play-offs.

Junior Brown’s winner at Hayes and Yeading on Saturday may have been only his second goal for the club but the left-back says there are plenty more where that came from.

And if his rasping shot in London just before half-time took the travelling supporters by surprise, Brown insists his team-mates won’t have been the least bit shocked ... because he’s a regular scorer in training.

Brown said: “When the ball has come in to me from Jamie McGuire, I’ve done what I do best in training ... as the lads will tell you.

“I’m a goalscoring machine in training and so it’s time I started getting a few more goals in the games. It’s so good to get on the scoresheet.” After an injury-hit start to his first season at Town, Brown has pushed ahead of the dependable Alan Wright as first-choice left-back and knows it isn’t his goalscoring prowess which is key to keeping the shirt.

But Brown passed the test of his defensive capabilities last weekend as well as Hayes fought back strongly after the break.

He added: “It was a tough second half but our goals had given us a platform to work with.

“You know they will throw thekitchen sink at you second half when they are 2-0 down, but the back four and midfield held their own and worked together well.

“Other than the goal, I don’t think they looked like creating anything else and it was a good performance by the boys.”

Interview and picture: Derick Thomas