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Browne On New Style Of Play Following Accrington Win

19 July 2017

First Team News

Browne On New Style Of Play Following Accrington Win

19 July 2017

Alan Browne took to iFollow this evening to highlight a different style of play that they've been learning under new coach Alex Neil.

The Irishman was one of just two players to play all 90 minutes tonight - all of which was done after playing 30 minutes last night and taking a slight knock at the end of the game.

But speaking after the conclusion to tonight's fixture, Browne feels the 120 minutes under his belt over the past 48 hours will serve him well in his preparation for the new season.

On his minor knock last night, Browne said: "It was just a kick - I knew it was nothing serious and I knew it wasn't going to be anything other than that.

"But it's good for myself to get 90 minutes under my belt ahead of the season."

The just shy of 1,000 spectators were treated to a total of five goals tonight with North End edging their East Lancashire hosts 3-2.

They were at times treated to free flowing football from the Lilywites during the game and Browne is looking forward to embracing Alex Neil's philosophy this campaign.

"Last season, maybe it wasn't particularly easy on the eye the style of play in the last few years but we were getting results and we had the players to do that and that's no disrespect to the previous gaffer," continued Browne.

"With this style of play, the fans like to see quick, sharp movement - getting balls forward and getting into the box."

On the gaffer, he continued: "He's a great coach as well as a manager - he knows exactly what he wants and what he's talking about.

"It's not going to be perfect two weeks in but he's starting to get what he wants from us now, we're constantly learning from him and that can only be a good thing for us."

Browne and his team-mates will return to Deepdale this Saturday for the first time in three months against Rafa Benitez's Newcastle, and the midfielder is looking forward to being back on familiar territory.

"The way we are playing at the moment and the confidence in the team, that's where we want to be on our home turf and express ourselves in front of our fans; give them something to be excited about so that's what we'll look to do and bring that into the game itself."

Browne's full interview with iFollow this evening will be available to watch tomorrow morning so be sure to head back here to watch his thoughts in full.

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