Brown: Town fear nobody

Junior Brown
Junior Brown

Junior Brown insists Fleetwood Town fear nobody as Graham Alexander’s men prepare for a crucial run of fixtures.

Town travel to Fratton Park on Saturday to face Portsmouth before fourth-placed Exeter City visit Highbury a week later. The next League home game after that brings early leaders Chesterfield to Town.

Not that the wing man is worried. He said: “We don’t fear anybody in this league.

“We just work on ourselves and what we do, and don’t worry about the opposition.

“I believe we can go anywhere in this league and come back with points.

“There’s no reason we can’t go to Portsmouth and make it four wins out of four.”

Brown is now the odd one out among Fleetwood’s attacking midfielders. He is yet to score, the woodwork having denied him a place on Saturday’s scoresheet against Bury.

But the former Crewe man, Fleetwood’s top scorer in the last campaign, believes it’s only a matter of time before he finds his form in front of goal.

He said: “It’s just one of those things at the moment.

“It just doesn’t seem to be happening.

“But I’ve just got to keep working hard on the training ground and working hard on the pitch, and hopefully the goals will come.

“A first might set me up for the rest of the season, like it did last year, and I can kick on and get a few under my belt.”

While the 24-year-old, named man of the match in Saturday’s victory over the Shakers, might be enduring a lean spell, the same can’t be said for Town, who have transformed their home form by scoring 11 goals and winning three out of four at Highbury this season.

It’s a far cry from the last campaign, when Fleetwood managed only seven home victories all season.

“We were disappointed with our home for and it was something we definitely needed to work on,” said Brown

“This season, apart from that little blip with Burton – when I thought we deserved something out of the game–we’ve done well.

“It’s important to keep up the home form – it’s vital if you’re looking at promotion.”

With his sights on League One football next term, Brown knows Fleetwood need to keep up the standards they have set.

He said: “What we’re doing in training, the hard work on the way we play, it’s getting us results right now.

“What we need to do is keep that up, starting games at a good tempo and working hard for each other.

“If we keep doing that, we’ll keep getting results and that will stand us in good stead because consistency is key if you want to get promoted.”