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Junior Brown: Delighted to extend my loan here

24 January 2020

Defender Junior Brown is eager to kick on with his season now he’s extended his loan spell from Coventry City until the end of the season.

Originally, it had looked as if the 30-year-old had played his last encounter for the club last weekend at Bradford City, but he made a late return to the club to travel to Portsmouth in the Leasing.com Trophy with the news breaking of his extension shortly before team news was announced.

Speaking to iFollow Iron, he said: “I’m delighted to get it over the line. It was a bit last minute on Monday to get it over the line for me to play on Tuesday, but overall I’m delighted to get it done and extend it until the end of the season.

“I’ve massively enjoyed it so far. Results haven’t always gone our way but I think in the last three or four weeks the performances we have put in have shown that we’ve upped the tempo. We haven’t always got the results we’ve deserved, but if we keep playing in that manner, we will start getting the results that we deserve.”

Brown remaining at the club was brought to the fore following the double set-back last weekend at Bradford which saw United lose Jordan Clarke (calf) for the season and Kgosi Ntlhe (achilles) for a minimum of six weeks.

“It’s massively disappointing for both of them to pick up injuries,” he continued. 

“I’m gutted for them but at the same time it has given me an opportunity to stay and hopefully I can build on that, play some more games until the end of the season and we can kick on results-wise.”

Now back with the side and with 18 league games to look forward to, the left-back is hoping to build on the performances of late.

“At Bradford, to dominate like we did, against one of the promotion favourites, overall we were unlucky not to take three points from the game,” he stated. 

“We went two goals down but we kept doing the right things and continued to dominate. It’s something we can definitely build on. It’s going to be a tough ask, but there’s still an opportunity there if we string some results together and some elsewhere go our way. 

“We’ve got to concentrate on building on the past couple of performances and hopefully we can turn them from just being good performances to good performances with the results that we deserve.”

With the reverse fixture at Crewe barely four weeks ago, the result and performance on the day is still fresh in the mind and it’s one Brown is eager to put right, particularly building on the last two games in terms of output.

“On the day, I don’t think we gave the greatest account of ourselves,” he added. 

“I think we perhaps made them look better, but it’s another opportunity for us to build on what we’ve been doing in the past few weeks. It’s fresh in the mind and we will use it to spur us on and really drive home the opportunity to get three points.”

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