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Browne Looking To Bounce Back

30 October 2017

Alan Browne is focused on PNE getting back to winning ways following the side's recent results in the Championship.

Although performances have been good, the results have not gone North End’s way and with PNE’s squad dealing with a number of absences, the return of Browne will be more than welcome following a one-match ban.

The 22-year-old spoke to iFollow PNE about having to watch from the stands on Saturday: “Sitting in the stand to watch the game and not being able to do anything about it is difficult. I think the lads gave it their all like they always do and Brentford are a really good side and we know that from past experiences.

“The last few games we’ve conceded more than we would have like, maybe on another day we might have had the luck to prevent the goals. In all three goals there’s a hint of luck involved so I think it was just one of those days that didn’t go right for us.”

With a big performance against Aston Villa at home last season, Browne is hoping a similar display and result could push the side on, using the Deepdale fans and home advantage.

“We usually manage to do that. We expected to bounce back after Wolves and a defeat was tough to take but we’ll be working hard leading up to the game on Wednesday to make sure we put it right and put on a performance for the fans again.

“Hopefully we’ll play the football we have been playing in recent games and Saturday I think was a one-off where we didn’t look our best but I’m sure we’ll bounce back.

“I remember that game last year, I didn’t play in it but the boys were excellent, they fully deserved the win. Hopefully we can recreate last season’s result this year because, with a few difficult results recently, we need to kick on again and get a few wins before the international break.”

Despite the competitiveness that the Championship is notorious for, the midfielder is keen for the team to send a message to their rivals and show what the team is really about.

“This is one of the most competitive divisions in football. It’s really competitive and as we’ve seen in the last couple of years anyone could beat anyone.

“They’re doing well at the moment and I predict they will be up there at the end of the season, we’ve just got to take it game by game and focus on Wednesday and hopefully we’ll get the three points.

“Most teams will probably be watching a Wednesday night game anyway if you’re coming up in their fixture list.

“It’s a good opportunity to recreate the form we have been doing prior to our two defeats, I think we’ve been excellent all year and probably unlucky at times.

“This is our chance now to show people what we’re really about and go put on a show.”

Watch the full interview with Alan Browne by clicking on the video above.


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