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Don't let Howe spoil the party – Brown


By Andrew Henderson


Highland stalwart Kevin Brown believes Howe of Fife will be travelling up to Inverness with the intention of putting their promotion party on ice.

Two points from two matches are all that Highland need to book their place in National One for next season, and they are sure-fire favourites to get them at home against relegated Howe.

But Brown insists that Highland will be acting as though it is business as usual going into the match, with no room for any complacency.

Highland's longest serving player Kevin Brown thinks the club will seal promotion to National One tomorrow. Picture: Callum Mackay. Image No. 040732
Highland's longest serving player Kevin Brown thinks the club will seal promotion to National One tomorrow. Picture: Callum Mackay. Image No. 040732

“There’s no bad team in National Two and I’m sure they will come up here with the intention of spoiling the party,” he said.

“They certainly won’t lie down for us, we’ve got to keep that in our heads as well. We discussed it at training, we’ve prepared for this game just like any other game.

“We’re certainly not taking it as a win, we know we have to go out there and perform.

“To me, tomorrow’s game is no different from any other game and the preparation for it will be no different.

“We’ll continue to do what we’ve done all season, and it has worked for us.

“The guys will be so focused and fired up for this that we’ll make sure we take that win.”

The excitement at Canal Park is tangible at the prospect of playing National One rugby.

It would be the culmination of a remarkable period of success for Highland Rugby Club, but even then Brown believes they would continue to look to improve.

“It would line up with the achievements back in the 1970s with Nairn MacEwen,” Brown explained.

“In six years we’d have got four promotions, and this is the highest that Highland have ever been, as long as I remember anyway.

“Everything going well this weekend, it’s looking towards adapting to National One and trying to keep pushing forward.

“We’re not stopping, we’re always looking for ways and opportunities to improve. It’s a great time to be at the club – luckily I’ve been able to be part of all that.”



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