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Junior Brown (footballer)

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

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 29)
Place of birth Crewe, England
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left back, Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Coventry City
Number 12
Youth career
000?–2007 Crewe Alexandra
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Crewe Alexandra 1 (0)
2007–2008Kidsgrove Athletic (loan)
2008–2009 FC Halifax Town 33 (8)
2009–2010 Northwich Victoria 32 (3)
2010–2014 Fleetwood Town 106 (13)
2014Tranmere Rovers (loan) 9 (1)
2014–2015 Oxford United 11 (0)
2014–2015Mansfield Town (loan) 5 (1)
2015 Mansfield Town 19 (1)
2015–2018 Shrewsbury Town 89 (6)
2018- Coventry City 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:21, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Contents

CareerEdit

Crewe AlexandraEdit

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-leagueEdit

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 TownEdit

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 UnitedEdit

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 TownEdit

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

Shrewsbury TownEdit

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] This injury caused him to miss most of the season.[12]

Brown signed a two-year contract extension in June 2016, keeping him at the club until summer 2018.[13] 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.[14]

He was offered a new contract by Shrewsbury at the end of the 2017–18 season.[15] Brown will join Coventry City on 1 July. He has agreed a 2-year deal.[16]

Style of playEdit

Brown can play anywhere on the left-hand side of the pitch either as a winger, wing-back or full-back.[17]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 3 November 2018[18][19]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Crewe Alexandra 2007–08 Football League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
FC Halifax Town 2008–09 NPL Division One North 33 8 0 0 0 0 33 8
Northwich Victoria 2009–10 Conference North 32 3 1 0 33 3
Fleetwood Town 2010–11 Football Conference 21 2 0 0 2[a] 0 23 2
2011–12 21 0 2 0 23 0
2012–13 Football League Two 43 10 2 1 0 0 45 11
2013–14 21 1 3 0 1 0 6[b] 0 31 1
Total 106 13 7 1 1 0 8 0 122 15
Tranmere Rovers 2013–14 Football League One 9 1 0 0 0 0 9 1
Oxford United 2014–15 Football League Two 11 0 1 0 2 0 1[b] 0 15 0
Mansfield Town (loan) 2014–15 Football League Two 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
Mansfield Town 2014–15 Football League Two 19 1 0 0 0 0 19 1
Shrewsbury Town 2015–16 Football League One 31 0 5 0 2 0 2[b] 1 40 1
2016–17 EFL League One 43 5 3 0 2 0 3[b] 0 51 5
2017–18 15 1 0 0 1 0 1[b] 0 17 1
Total 89 6 8 0 5 0 6 1 108 7
Coventry City 2018–19 League One 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
Career totals 297 33 17 1 9 0 15 1 338 35
  1. ^ Appearances in Conference play-offs
  2. ^ a b c d e Appearance(s) in the Football League Trophy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Professional retain lists & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. May 2013. p. 62. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. 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: Coventry sign Shrewsbury Town defender on two-year deal". BBC Sport. 2018-06-06. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  13. ^ "Junior Brown on new deal". Shrewsweb. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  14. ^ "Junior Brown: I predicted my Shrewsbury Town special moment". Shropshire Star. 22 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  15. ^ "Shrewsbury Town: Joe Riley, Shaun Rowley and AJ Leitch-Smith to be released". BBC Sport. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  16. ^ Hatfield, Luke. "Shrewsbury Town defender Junior Brown to join Coventry". www.shropshirestar.com. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  17. ^ "Boss influence swung it for Junior Brown". Shropshire Star. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  18. ^ Junior Brown at Soccerway. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  19. ^ Junior Brown at Soccerbase

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