Keanu Marsh-Brown

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Keanu Marsh-Brown
Personal information
Full name Keanu Marqheal Marsh-Brown[citation needed]
Date of birth (1992-08-10) 10 August 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Hammersmith, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Forest Green Rovers
Number 7
Youth career
2002–2004 Arsenal
2004–2009 Fulham
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Fulham 0 (0)
2011 Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 17 (2)
2011 Dundee United (loan) 1 (0)
2012 Oldham Athletic 11 (1)
2012–2013 Yeovil Town 21 (1)
2013–2015 Barnet 53 (14)
2015– Forest Green Rovers 43 (8)
National team
2007 England U16 4 (0)
2008 England U17 11 (0)
2013– England C 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:11, 30 April 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:32, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Keanu Marqheal Marsh-Brown (born 10 August 1992) is an English footballer who plays for Forest Green Rovers.

Club career[edit]

Fulham[edit]

Marsh-Brown graduated through the Fulham Academy to sign professional forms in summer 2009.[1] In November 2010, there were reports that both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City were considering making £500,000 offers for the player.[2] In January 2011, Marsh-Brown signed an extension to his contract, keeping him at the club until June 2013. Later that month he joined League One side Milton Keynes Dons on a one-month loan deal.[3] Impressing the Dons, his loan spell was extended to the end of the season. He made his senior debut on 2 February 2011, replacing Lewis Guy 68 minutes into a 2–1 win at Bristol Rovers.[4] Three days later he got his second start, in a 2–2 draw with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.[5] On 12 February, he scored his first senior goal, earning the Dons a 1–1 draw at home to Brentford.[6] On 30 August 2011, Marsh-Brown signed on loan for Dundee United until mid January 2012, with the option to extend the deal until the end of the 2011–12 season. He joined his Fulham team mate Lauri Dalla Valle at Dundee United, who have links with Fulham via their reserve team coach, ex-United player Billy McKinlay.[7] After only one appearance he returned to Fulham.[8]

Oldham Athletic[edit]

After a two-week trial, Marsh-Brown joined League One side Oldham Athletic on 30 January 2012 on a deal to the end of the season, with an option to extend for a further season.[9] Oldham manager Paul Dickov said: "I saw a lot of Keanu last season and he looked one of the best players in our division. The boy has bags and bags of ability, as well as raw pace, and he is a signing who excites me having followed his career for a long time."[10]

He made his club debut the same day as a substitute in a Football League Trophy match against Chesterfield.[11] He scored his first goal for Oldham in a 1–1 draw against Colchester United on 28 February.[12][13] Marsh-Brown received a red card for a two-footed tackle in a 2–1 loss against Scunthorpe United on 6 March.[14]

Yeovil Town[edit]

On 29 May 2012, Marsh-Brown joined League One side Yeovil Town following his release from Oldham Athletic and signed a one-year deal.[15]

He scored in Yeovil's 3–0 win over Colchester United in the League Cup on 14 August 2012 and got the opening goal against Scunthorpe on 25 August 2012 in a 4–0 win for Yeovil.

On 25 January 2013, having fallen out of favour at Yeovil Town the club and Marsh-Brown agreed to cancel his contract by mutual agreement.[16]

Barnet[edit]

Marsh-Brown joined Barnet on 28 March 2013 until the end of the season.[17] He scored the winner on his debut against AFC Wimbledon on 1 April 2013.[18] In June 2013, he signed with Barnet for the 2013–14 season.[19] After 13 goals for the Bees in 2013–14, Marsh-Brown was transfer-listed to raise funds. Manager Martin Allen said: "As a club we need to increase the funds in the budget, I have explained this to Keanu and he can, without a shadow of a doubt, go on to play in League One and win games".[20]

Marsh-Brown fell out of favour in the 2014–15 season, with Mauro Vilhete, Lee Cook, Luisma and Adam Mekki all preferred by Martin Allen. Bids from Blackpool and Luton Town on transfer deadline day were rejected by the club, while the player himself turned down a move to Forest Green Rovers.[21][22] He had a trial Peterborough United in November 2014.[23]

Marsh-Brown made just 11 appearances in all competitions in the 2014–15 season. Notably, he was not given a league winner's medal at the end of the season, unlike other players who had made fewer appearances. In June 2015, the Bees took up an option to extend Marsh-Brown's contract.[24]

Forest Green Rovers[edit]

Marsh-Brown joined Forest Green on trial in June 2015, and later signed on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.[25] He made his debut on the first day of the 2015–16 season in a 1–0 away win over Altrincham.[26]

He helped the club reach the 2015–16 National League play-offs, and scored the semi-final winning goal against Dover Athletic on 7 May 2016 that helped the club reach the play-off final.[27] He played the full 90 minutes in the play-off final at Wembley Stadium on 15 May 2016, scoring with a stunning long range strike, but could not prevent the club missing out on promotion to the Football League in a 3–1 loss to Grimsby Town.[28]

International career[edit]

Marsh-Brown has 4 caps for England U16 and 11 caps for England U17. He was called up to the England C squad for a friendly against a Latvia U-23 team on 10 September 2013,[29] and played the entire game, which England lost 1–0.[30]

In March 2015, Marsh-Brown was called up to the Antigua and Barbuda squad for a training camp ahead of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification, alongside younger brother Kyjuon.[31]

Personal life[edit]

Marsh-Brown has three brothers who are all footballers. Ronayne (born 1984) played in the Football League with Macclesfield Town, Kyjuon (born 1997) is at Brentford and Kwai (born 1999), who last played for Arsenal's U16 side.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 15 May 2016.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2010–11[32] League One 17 2 2[a] 0 19 2
Dundee United (loan) 2011–12[33] Scottish Premier League 1 0 0 0 1 0
Oldham Athletic 2011–12[33] League One 11 1 0 0 1[b] 0 12 1
Yeovil Town 2012–13[34] League One 21 1 1 0 2 1 3[b] 0 27 2
Barnet 2012–13[34] League Two 5 1 5 1
2013–14[35] Conference Premier 38 11 2 1 2[c] 1 42 13
2014–15[36] Conference Premier 10 2 0 0 1[c] 0 11 2
Total 53 14 2 1 3 0 58 15
Forest Green Rovers 2015–16[37] National League 43 8 3 1 4[d] 2 50 11
Career Total 146 26 6 1 2 1 13 3 167 31
  1. ^ Appearances in League One play-offs
  2. ^ a b Appearances in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ a b Appearances in FA Trophy
  4. ^ Three appearances and two goals in National League play-offs, one in FA Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marsh-Brown turns pro". Fulham Official Website. 18 August 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tottenham and Manchester City ready to make offer for Fulham starlet Keanu Marsh-Brown". Daily Mail. 18 November 2010. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "MK Dons sign defender Keanu Marsh-Brown on loan". BBC Sport. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bristol Rovers 1–2 MK Dons". BBC Sport. 2 February 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Sheff Wed 2–2 MK Dons". BBC Sport. 5 February 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "MK Dons 1–1 Brentford". BBC Sport. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Terrors take Marsh-Brown". Sky Sports. BSkyB. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "Fulham winger Keanu Marsh-Brown exits Dundee United". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 27 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "Latics sign Marsh-Brown". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. Archived from the original on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Latics land Fulham winger". Sky Sports. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Oldham 0–1 Chesterfield". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Oldham 1–1 Colchester". BBC Sport. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Keanu Marsh-Brown in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Oldham 1–2 Scunthorpe United". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 6 March 2012. Archived from the original on 9 April 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Marsh-Brown Becomes a Green!". Yeovil Town F.C. 29 May 2012. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  16. ^ "Marsh-Brown contract cancelled". Yeovil Town F.C. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  17. ^ Keanu Marsh-Brown joins Barnet
  18. ^ AFC Wimbledon 0 – 1 Barnet
  19. ^ Keanu Marsh-Brown signs
  20. ^ 2014/15 retained list
  21. ^ Bees turned down deadline day offers for Marsh-Brown
  22. ^ Marsh-Brown rejects Forest Green Rovers approach
  23. ^ Marsh-Brown trains with Peterborough United
  24. ^ Barnet take up option on Marsh-Brown contract
  25. ^ Keanu Marsh-Brown signs for Rovers
  26. ^ "Altrincham 0–1 Forest Green". BBC Sport. 8 August 2016. 
  27. ^ "Forest Green 1–1 Dover Athletic". BBC Sport. 7 May 2016. 
  28. ^ "Forest Green 1–3 Grimsby". BBC Sport. 15 May 2016. 
  29. ^ Paul Fairclough names his 16 players for Latvia game in September
  30. ^ Narrow defeat for C team
  31. ^ Marsh-Brown earns Antigua & Barbuda call up
  32. ^ "Games played by Keanu Marsh-Brown in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  33. ^ a b "Games played by Keanu Marsh-Brown in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  34. ^ a b "Games played by Keanu Marsh-Brown in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  35. ^ "Games played by Keanu Marsh-Brown in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  36. ^ "Games played by Keanu Marsh-Brown in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  37. ^ "Games played by Keanu Marsh-Brown in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 

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