Junior Brown (footballer)

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Junior Brown
Junior Brown 26-10-2013 1.jpg
Brown training with Fleetwood Town in 2013
Personal information
Full name Junior Brown[1]
Date of birth (1989-05-07) 7 May 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Crewe, England
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left back, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Shrewsbury Town
Number 12
Youth career
000?–2007 Crewe Alexandra
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Crewe Alexandra 1 (0)
2007–2008 Kidsgrove Athletic (loan)
2008–2009 FC Halifax Town 33 (8)
2009–2010 Northwich Victoria 32 (3)
2010–2014 Fleetwood Town 106 (13)
2014 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 9 (1)
2014–2015 Oxford United 11 (0)
2014–2015 Mansfield Town (loan) 5 (1)
2015 Mansfield Town 19 (1)
2015– Shrewsbury Town 73 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:44, 22 April 2017 (UTC).

Junior Brown (born 7 May 1989) is an English professional footballer who plays for Shrewsbury Town.

Career[edit]

Crewe Alexandra[edit]

Brown began his career at hometown club Crewe Alexandra, for whom he made a solitary appearance as substitute in a league match with Brighton on 2 February 2008.[2]

Non-league[edit]

After leaving Crewe, Brown dropped into non-league football with spells at the newly formed F.C. Halifax Town,[3] and then Northwich Victoria.[4]

Fleetwood Town[edit]

After the Vics' problems off the field he signed for Fleetwood Town.[5] He was part of the squad that saw Fleetwood promoted into the Football League for the first time in their history, and was hailed for his good form on his personal return to league football.[6]

Brown joined League One side Tranmere Rovers on loan until the end of the 2013–14 season on 6 March 2014.[7]

Oxford United[edit]

On 31 July 2014 Brown terminated his contract with Fleetwood and agreed to join League Two side Oxford United on a 12-month contract.[8]

Mansfield Town[edit]

Brown joined Mansfield Town on a permanent transfer in January 2015 having been on loan at the club since November 2014.[9]

Shrewsbury Town[edit]

Brown joined Shrewsbury Town in League One on a free transfer in June 2015, re-uniting with his former manager at Fleetwood, Micky Mellon.[10] Establishing himself as first choice left-back at the club, he made forty appearances in all competitions during the 2015–16 season, before picking up a knee ligament injury in April 2016.[11]

Brown signed a two-year contract extension in June 2016, keeping him at the club until summer 2018.[12] Having found some goalscoring form during his second season, Brown's fifth goal of the campaign, the matchwinner in a 1−0 home victory over Southend United in April 2017, notably all-but sealed Shrewsbury's League One status at the expense of local rivals Port Vale.[13]

Style of play[edit]

Brown can play anywhere on the left-hand side of the pitch either as a winger, wing-back or full-back.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 22 April 2017.
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other[a] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Crewe Alexandra 2007–08[15] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Kidsgrove Athletic (loan) 2007–08 Northern Premier League Appearance data not available
F.C. Halifax Town 2008–09 N.P.L. Division One North Appearance data not available
Northwich Victoria 2009–10 Conference North Appearance data not available
Fleetwood Town 2010–11[16] Conference Premier 21 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 23 2
2011–12[17] 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
2012–13[18] League Two 43 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 45 11
2013–14[19] 21 1 3 0 1 0 6 0 31 1
Total 106 13 6 1 1 0 8 0 121 14
Tranmere Rovers (loan) 2013–14[19] League One 9 1 9 1
Oxford United 2014–15[20] League Two 11 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 15 0
Mansfield Town (loan) 2014–15[20] 5 1 5 1
Mansfield Town 2014–15[20] 19 1 19 1
Shrewsbury Town 2015–16[21] League One 31 0 5 0 2 0 2 1 40 1
2016–17[22] 42 5 3 0 2 0 3 0 50 5
Total 73 5 8 0 4 0 5 1 90 6
Career total 224 21 15 1 7 0 14 1 260 23
  1. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy and the Football Conference play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain lists & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. May 2013. p. 62. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Brighton 3–0 Crewe". BBC Sport. 2 February 2008. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "FC Halifax Town Clockwatch". Halifax Courier. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Vics helped me earn Fleetwood move, says Brown". Northwich Guardian. 18 June 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Fleetwood Town sign Junior Brown from Northwich". BBC Sport. 18 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Fleetwood: Micky Mellon hails 'blossoming' Junior Brown". BBC Sport. 4 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Junior Brown: Tranmere Rovers sign Fleetwood winger on loan". BBC Sport. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Oxford United: Junior Brown joins from Fleetwood Town". BBC Sport. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Ricky Ravenhill & Junior Brown join Mansfield Town". BBC Sport. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Junior Brown: Shrewsbury Town sign left winger on one-year deal". BBC Sport. 24 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Shrewsbury's Junior Brown ruled out for rest of season". Shropshire Star. 6 April 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  12. ^ "Junior Brown on new deal". Shrewsweb. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "Junior Brown: I predicted my Shrewsbury Town special moment". Shropshire Star. 22 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  14. ^ "Boss influence swung it for Junior Brown". Shropshire Star. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Junior Brown in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Junior Brown in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Junior Brown in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Junior Brown in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  19. ^ a b "Games played by Junior Brown in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  20. ^ a b c "Games played by Junior Brown in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Junior Brown in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Junior Brown in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 

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