Cheltenham Town video: Scott Brown - it's time for us to be miserly
SCOTT Brown hopes Saturday's clean sheet against AFC Wimbledon will herald a period of far more miserly defensive form for Cheltenham Town.
The long-serving 28-year-old will make his 250th start for the Robins at Scunthorpe United on Saturday.
He has been beaten more times than any other goalkeeper in League Two this season, with 19 goals flying past him in eight games prior to Saturday's welcome return to defensive solidity.
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Boss Mark Yates made two changes to his back four to face the Dons, with Troy Brown returning from injury alongside James Wilson in place of Steve Elliott and Matt Richards switching from a midfield role to left-back ahead of Sido Jombati.
The new-look back four worked, with Brown well protected.
"A clean sheet was long overdue and I thought our centre-halves were excellent," Brown said.
"It's nothing against Steve Elliott, who has been brilliant for us for three years, but the gaffer changed it and the lads were brilliant.
"Wimbledon had quite a lot of play, but they didn't create much."
It was centre-half Troy Brown's second successive shut out, with the 1-0 victory at Accrington – Cheltenham's only other clean sheet this term – his last appearance for a month on the sidelines.
Having made his 250th appearance against Wimbledon, goalkeeper Brown said he does not count his substitute appearance at Brentford in 2007, so this Saturday will be when he recognises his landmark.
Brown's first appearance was an FA Cup third round tie against Chester City on January 7, 2006, when he filled in for the injured Shane Higgs.
"I only count the starts, so this Saturday I'll be happy, but only if we keep another clean sheet as well," Brown said.
"We want to go to Scunthorpe and put on another good performance."