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INTERVIEW: Settled quickly

14 March 2014

Reece Brown on making his debut

On loan Watford defender Reece Brown spoke to University of Cumbria student Jak Harris following Wednesday night’s away trip to Sheffield United.

“I thought we did well,” he said. “I didn’t think we deserved to lose and I thought we worked well as a team. Obviously I’m new to the team and new to the way we play. Obviously the result wasn’t what we wanted, but I don’t think we deserved to lose.”

Placed in the starting XI just 24 hours after his arrival on loan from Watford he was pleased to get his first full 90 minutes for quite a while under his belt.

“We haven’t got an U21 team at Watford so that was my first 90 minutes in five months,” he confirmed. “That’s a long time and I was cramping up a bit. However, I do feel fit because I’ve been working hard in training.

“I settled really quickly and obviously I know Sam Byrne from Manchester United, which helps. All the lads and staff were good with me and it was an enjoyable experience.”

Pascal Chimbonda was beside Brown at the heart of the defence and he admitted that the captain was his usual talkative self as he helped his new partner through the game.

“Pascal has got a lot of experience,” he commented. “He’s played in the Premier League so it’s good to have someone of that quality next to you. He was constantly speaking to me and he definitely helped me to get through the game.”

It goes without saying that Saturday’s meeting with Stevenage is a big one and the fans will be hoping that a victory will be a springboard to a run of positive results that will lead the club towards the top half of the table.

“Stevenage are a big physical side,” he explained. “I played against them in pre-season for Watford. I know the manager likes them to work hard so it will be very physical. If we play the way we did against Sheffield United then we can definitely get a win.”

With the season fast coming to a close, and with important points on the line, Reece confirmed that he has a great source within the game if he ever finds himself in need of some advice.

“I do speak to my brother [Wes] about the game from time to time,” he admitted. “He asks for DVDs and he watches some of the games. I’m lucky to have someone like him, to be fair. If I need any advice it’s not hard for me to just phone him up and that’s a great position to be in.”

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