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Lancaster City boss Phil Brown is keeping faith in players despite slow start

Phil Brown
Phil Brown

Lancaster City boss Phil Brown is not pressing the panic button after his side lost their first four games of the new NPL Premier Division season.

The Dolly Blues’ bank holiday weekend saw them lose 5-2 at Nantwich Town on Saturday, before a controversial goal handed Marine a 1-0 win at Giant Axe on Monday.

That all means that Brown’s men are bottom of the early table with a trip to leaders Gainsborough Trinity next up this weekend.

“I don’t have any concerns about the players,” said the City boss.

“Sometimes in this situation you are on the phone trying to bring in players but I don’t feel like I’m in that 
position.

“The results have been poor and we’ve conceded too many goals but I can see potential in this side.

“On Monday I thought we played well and got the balance right. We’re not a million miles away. I’m obviously not content at all but I’m not throwing the toys out of the pram and neither are the 
players.

“I’m definitely not at the stage where I’m panicking.”

With a home game against Bamber Bridge also to come in the next week on Tuesday, September 4, Brown is confident a turn of fortunes is around the corner.

With Gainsborough – who have three wins out of four thus far – next up that will be easier said than done for the Dollies.

“We’re talking about fine margins,” the Blues boss said.

“I do feel like we’re just a result or a performance away from putting a good run together. I know the longer it goes on the harder it gets, that’s the nature of the beast.

“But I can’t ask any more of the lads in terms of effort.

“We just need to cut out some of the errors we’ve been making.

“We need a result to turn things around and who says it can’t come against top of the league on Saturday? Football can be like that.”