Age: 21 *
At Club Since: Summer 2018
Total Club League Appearances (Goals): 25(0) *
Brought in as back-up to Junior Brown over the summer, it was apparent from as early as pre-season that Brandon Mason was the more talented of the two left-backs. It took a while for Mason to have a concerted run in the starting XI as a result of fitness issues. What we have seen over the course of the past season is that Mason is a calmer, more technically adroit presence at left-back than the more senior Junior Brown, even if he still is learning how to handle the physical side of defending that comes with being a defender in the lower leagues of below average height.
Having gotten to grips with first-team football in his first season with the club – and as a senior professional footballer – the challenge for Mason heading into the coming campaign is to demonstrate that he is someone who can positively affect games. At times, he has appeared reticent to put in crosses in fear of killing moves, but has shown reasonable quality with his delivery when he has done so. With the left-back spot his to lose, Mason can look forward to another season of development in regular football and we’ll have a better indication of his quality over the next 12 months.
*As of 01/07/2019