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'Extra Special' Goal Pleases Browne

6 January 2018

Alan Browne was delighted to be back amongst the goals, and admitted the quality of his strike made his return to the scoresheet even sweeter.

Browne struck a stunning volley from 25 yards to make it 2-0 at Adams Park as North End secured a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 5-1 win over Wycombe Wanderers.

Speaking to iFollow PNE after the win, Browne was pleased to see North End avoid a potential cup upset at the hands of Gareth Ainsworth's side.

"These types of fixtures can be tricky ones and we knew coming here today that it would be a bit of a scrap and a battle and we'd have to do the basic stuff first, get stuck in and match them every step of the way and I think that's what we did.

"On top of that we showed our quality and we showed some great moves at times.

"It was always going to be tough for Robbo [Callum Robinson] up there against two centre halves who overpower him but we tried to get it to his feet as much as possible and I thought he did brilliantly for us today.

"He held the ball up and held on to it for enough time to get the other boys involved and I think it was a great result overall."

Browne was pleased to see North End's quality shine through in the second half after a late goal in the first period saw just a one-goal advantage at the break.

"When they score so close to half time it can be a bit of a tricky one but we said to ourselves in the dressing room, just keep going the way we are because we knew it was a lucky goal. It could have knocked us back but we upped it again second half and the quality showed.

Browne's last goal came back in September against Cardiff City, and the midfielder was delighted to net a brace as he looks to add more goals to his game.

"It was great to score, I haven't scored for a while and so to get back on the scoresheet was a great feeling.

"I would have taken any goal but to score like that made it that extra bit special and obviously to put away the pen as well, it gives me a big confidence boost.

"DJ is probably the designated penalty taker but obviously he wasn't on the pitch at the time, I was arguing with Robbo yesterday about who would take it and the second I got my hands on it I wasn't giving it to him. I think it could have gone either way, me or him but it was just good to put it away and that's what's important."

Watch the full interview with Browne on iFollow PNE now by clicking on the video above.


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