League Two side Scunthorpe United have completed the signing of Junior Brown on a free transfer. Brown was without a club having left Coventry City earlier in the summer. The 31-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Scunthorpe from the eventual League One champions.
Scunthorpe United Sign Junior Brown
✍️ Scunthorpe United is delighted to confirm the signing of defender Junior Brown on a free transfer until the end of the season.
— Scunthorpe United FC (@SUFCOfficial) October 18, 2020
What Was Said?
Speaking to the club website about his signing, Brown said: “It’s developed quite quickly over the last few days and has been a quick process. It’s been a strange six or seven months with everything going on in the world. It’s been difficult times in football but I’m glad to get it done and get cracking.
“The games are going to come thick and fast, especially with everything that’s gone on. It’s going to be Saturday-Tuesday (the frequency of matches) now until around December, but I hope I can find myself playing rather quickly and I’m looking forward to it.
“I come here with experience, can pass some knowledge onto the younger lads and make a difference in and around the club – not just on the pitch, but off it as well. I want to make a big impact.”
Career So Far
Brown came through the youth academy at Crewe Alexandra, but made just one appearance for the first team and had a loan spell at Kidsgrove Athletic.
The defender then dropped into non-league permanently with FC Halifax Town and Northwich Victoria before being part of the Fleetwood Town squad that was promoted to the EFL for the first time in their history.
Brown then had a loan spell at Tranmere Rovers before signing for Oxford United and then for Mansfield Town following another loan spell.
He then settled at Shrewsbury Town, making over 100 appearances in his three years at the club, and signed for Coventry in 2018 following their promotion back to League One.