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Brown: "It's been difficult only watching on."

22 March 2019


Brown: "It's been difficult only watching on."

22 March 2019

Jacob Brown admits it's been a frustrating week not being out there playing but is raring to get back on the pitch and help the Reds in the promotion push.

This weekend sees the welcome return of young forward Jacob Brown, back in contention for the trip to Walsall after missing the last three fixtures due to suspension. 

He admits it's not been easy watching on from the sidelines.

"It's been difficult," he explained.

"Sitting out the last three games and knowing you can't do anything to help the lads in the games.

"But they've done well, put in some good performances, good results on the board so it's made it easier to just watch on."

Match Reports

Southend Report

2 March 2019

Sent off against Southend United after 35 minutes of that match, Brown now feels less emotional about the events of that afternoon.

And he was full of praise for his teammates who got the win regardless.

"I had a poor, heavy touch and I've chased that touch and gone lunging in. At the time I didn't think it was a red card tackle. 

"But taking emotion out of it and looking back, I can see why the referee gave it. So I've had to cope with it and luckily the lads have been class, so it's not been too bad. 

"When I was sent off I was devastated. You aren't expected to get anything when you are down to ten men so early. But we looked stronger and it just shows the character in the group.

"And we didn't scrape a win, we did it in style so that was a real positive for us."


Unable to play last Friday night, Brown got himself and his family tickets in the away end at Doncaster. 

He told us it was a new experience and that he was glad he did it as it has only made him more determined to perform for the supporters who sing his name.

"I was in the away end against Doncaster and that was something else," he said, smiling.

"There was so many Reds fans there, loads really, and I didn't know what to expect. When I got to the ground I heard a little kid say 'Dad, is that Jacob Brown?' and I was like, wow, it was just a bit mad. 

"Once we were inside and there was hundreds of fans there, one fan saw me and then that made sure the rest did and all of a sudden they're all singing songs about me!

"It didn't feel real. They're singing songs about me?! 

"For that to happen this early in my career, it gives you that motivation to carry on giving it everything to get better and to perform for the fans as well as the club, myself and my family. It was something I won't forget."


Tonge Press Walsall

21 March 2019

It's back to business on Saturday when the Reds travel to Walsall in Sky Bet League One and Jacob says he hopes to get the nod and get back out there giving the fans even more reason to sing songs in his honour.

"It'll be another tough game, they're fighting for their lives and are a tough side, as they showed up at Sunderland last week.

"If I'm back out there I want to make up for the last week that I've missed and hopefully we can give the supporters something to cheer."

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