Brown reflects on reserve campaign

West Ham United Reserves' five match winning run came to an end on the final day of their season with defeat at home to Reading but Coach Steve Brown reflects on a largely positive campaign.

"I desperately didn't want the season to end that way," he said. "Because the players have given me, in the main, since I've been here, decent performances. There haven't been many I can recall where I've come off and I've been upset.

"My first game in charge we lost 4-1 away at Fulham but I'd only been in the building two days. I was just getting to know the boys. Once I got in the building and settled down, they've mostly given me very good performances.

"They've tried their hardest, they've put on a show, we've had some great results of late and it's an absolute shame and a disappointment that we ended the season with a 4-0 defeat.

"All in all, once I'd got here, got used to the environment and the set-up and we'd settled down, we started to string some performances together.

"We were getting draws and perhaps not getting what we deserved then it all clicked in and we were getting what we deserved. Over the course of the season, I'm satisfied. It just leaves a bitter taste in the mouth to end that way."