Position: Left Full-Back/Winger
Age: 29 *
At Club Since: Summer 2018
Total Club League Appearances (Goals): 1(0) *
The addition of a new left-back seems to be a strong indication that Ryan Haynes and Chris Stokes failed to convince Mark Robins last season of their ability to nail down that spot in the side. Junior Brown arrives at the club having been an important part of a Shrewsbury Town side that raced out of the blocks in League One last season, before picking up a season-ending injury in October. An experienced full-back with previous stints with Mansfield Town, Oxford United and Fleetwood Town, Brown offers an enterprising, attacking option from that left-back berth, having originally plied his trade as a winger.
Although purportedly strong in the air for a relatively short player, Brown’s previous life as a winger has left question marks at times over his positional discipline. Furthermore, this is a player returning from a long spell out injured, so there is no guarantee that he will turn to fitness as the player who was once so important for a good Shrewsbury Town side. Nonetheless, if he can hit the ground running for us, Brown should prove to be an astute addition in what was something of a problem position for us last season.
*As of 11/08/2018