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Junior Brown post Chesterfield

21 August 2016

Defender pleased with goal and 3 points

Junior Brown was delighted to get his first league goal for Shrewsbury Town as his header helped the side to a 2-1 victory over Chesterfield. The left back feels Shrewsbury have been unlucky in their matches so far this season:
“I think over the course of the last two games we have shown what we are about and played good football but not got the reward so today to come back like we did and show character is something to build on. They have had a great start to the season but football wise we have been playing well so to grind out the result today is encouraging.” 

Brown enjoyed getting on the scoresheet but he insists the most important thing was the win which can kick-start Shrewsbury’s season: 
“I have been sent up there to cause a bit of mayhem in the box and I have managed to do that. It is my first league goal and I hope to get some more this year. But regardless of who scores the aim is to get three points so I am happy for that and we can build on it. We have worked on set pieces in attack and defence and it paid dividends today and that is something we can use to our advantage and long may it continue.”    

Captain Adam El-Abd scored the winner with a bullet header five minutes from time and Brown praised the character of the Egyptian International:
“The second goal was another great delivery from Jim and it was a towering header from colossus at the back so that is something we can use to our advantage. He is a leader. He commands his area and he dictates and tells the lads and gets in amongst it and gets us going. He leads by example so it is good to have someone at the back that does that for us.” 

The 27-year-old felt the defence put in a solid performance and this was shown by keeping Chesterfield's top scorer Ched Evans from finding the net at the Greenhous  Meadow:
“He has been in good form and we know what a good player he is. I thought we dealt with him well all afternoon and I think it is credit to the centre half’s who have kept him quiet.” 

The former Fleetwood Town player is looking forward to the trip to the Stadium of Light on Wednesday and is confident of putting on a good performance:
“It is a chance for us to go and showcase ourselves against some of the best teams in the country and we can express ourselves and enjoy the experience. At the same time we want to go there and put on a good performance and show people what we and the club is about. We will work hard leading up to that game and go there with confidence and try and get a result. We are good in the cup so hopefully that can continue.” 

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