Gold Coast United’s Brown plans on making himself a permanent starter

Gold Coast United young gun James Brown is planning to make himself a permanent fixture in coach Miron Bleiberg’s plans.

Gold Coast United young gun James Brown is planning to make himself a permanent fixture in coach Miron Bleiberg’s plans.

The 21-year old managed a full 90 minutes in the rain-soaked 3-3 draw with Wellington Phoenix last Friday night and is now looking to become a regular in the United line-up.

“I was very pleased to play the full 90 minutes and despite the (horrendous) conditions, I really enjoyed the game,” Brown told the Tweed Daily News.

“I'm just glad that I managed to play okay and get myself into some good positions.

“I hope I did enough to be involved from the start in a few more matches ... that has to be my goal from now on.”

Brown added that the United players never panicked when the Phoenix went two goals up and said they showed great fight to get themselves back in the contest.

“Going behind didn't deflate us and I thought we showed great character to come back the way we did,” he added.

“Even at 3-1 down, the belief was always there that we could get ourselves back into the game.”

United have the bye in round 3 but return to A-League action against the Melbourne Victory at Skilled Park next Sunday.

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