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Brown: We’ve Got Winners

Defender defiant ahead of Gillingham clash

20 October 2020

Lee Brown
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

There is an unwelcome symmetry about Pompey’s start to the League One campaign.

The opening six matches have resulted in two victories and the same number of both draws and defeats.

Lee Brown hopes the Blues will be able to boost their tally in the first of those columns when they visit Gillingham this evening.

And the left-back knows they need to be more clinical in order to improve their position in the standings.

He said: “It’s a huge game for us on Tuesday and then that’s followed by another huge game at Sunderland on Saturday.

“We’ve got a great group of players in our squad and a lot of character – there are some real winners in that changing room.

"We’re 100 per cent good enough to get a result there and have to believe that. If you don’t, then there’s no point turning up."

Lee Brown

“It’s been a stop-start opening to our season, but there are some bloody good forward players here and so it’s going to come for us.

“But you defend and attack as a team and so everyone – including me – has to contribute and provide the service.

“It’s going to be a tough evening at Gillingham, which is never a nice place to go. We know what to expect.

“We’re 100 per cent good enough to get a result there and have to believe that. If you don’t, then there’s no point turning up.”

Pompey had the majority of possession against Doncaster on Saturday, but ended up suffering a 1-0 defeat.

Brown said: “We had large spells of the game – particularly in the second half – and just couldn’t convert any of our chances.

“Unfortunately, that happens in football and you can’t get too down about it because we’ve got a massive week ahead.”


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