Cherries: Browning says Lee's boys should fear nobody

03 May 2011 07:00
MARCUS Browning insists Cherries have nothing to fear in the play-offs and believes four of his fellow 2003 heroes have a key role to play.[LNB] The popular midfielder was named as Sky Sports' man of the match when Cherries earned promotion with a win over Lincoln at the Millennium Stadium eight years ago.[LNB] Browning, who missed just three games as Cherries booked their play-off place in that season, has urged the class of 2010-11 to keep their cool as they attempt to secure promotion via the same route.[LNB] Lee Bradbury's men confirmed their spot in the League One top six with a game to spare against Rochdale this weekend.[LNB] And although it is still to be decided which teams Cherries will face in the battle for a place in the Championship, Browning says they have nothing to be afraid of following a fantastic first season back in the third tier.[LNB] The 40-year-old told the Echo: They shouldn't fear anyone. They are going into it with a bit of good form. That should stand them in good stead.[LNB] They have just got to treat it like any other game. If you start trying to treat it like a special match and trying to change and do different things, then it is not going to work.[LNB] They have played these teams before so they know what they are all about.[LNB] Can you handle the pressure on the day and stay focused That is the main thing.[LNB] The fans will be getting anxious and so, probably, will everyone else around the club. But you have just got to try to stay calm.[LNB] Alongside Browning in Cardiff were influential quartet and current Cherries stars Warren Cummings, Steve Fletcher and Stephen Purches, and goalkeeping coach Neil Moss.[LNB] When asked whether he felt the experience of his old pals would be important this time round, Browning said: It is massively important.[LNB] They have been through it before so they know what it is all about.[LNB] The main priority is the semi-final games that is the first hurdle and then worry about the final.[LNB] Bristol-born Browning, who represented Wales at international level, made more than 200 appearances for Cherries between 2002 and 2007, before spells in non-league with Weymouth, Bath City and Poole Town.[LNB] The ex-Bristol Rovers and Gillingham man has now called time on his playing career and Cherries' play-off triumph of 2003 remains one of his top memories.[LNB] Browning added: It was a fantastic time. They are great memories and live with you forever.[LNB]

Source: Bournemouth_Echo