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Junior moves up

1 September 2012

England C international Junior Brown has started in each of Fleetwood Town’s three League games, completing 90 minutes in the last two outings.

England C international Junior Brown has started in each of Fleetwood Town’s three League games, completing 90 minutes in the last two outings.

“I’ve been doing well in training and it’s obviously made an impact.  The gaffer has put me in there and, hopefully, I’ll start again this Saturday.  We have a tough game coming up against Aldershot but then all the games are tough in League 2. We’ll show up and put in a team performance. “ Brown, 23, has found himself moving up from his usual left back to left midfield with the arrival of Dean Howell. “It’s a different position but I like it out there. You have a license to get forward and get at people a bit more and that suits me. I’m an attack-minded defender so it suits. I still do my work tracking back and its going well. I just hope to continue to do well to support the lads.” Back-to-back promotion winner Howell has established himself at left back and the two left-side players are forming a good partnership. “I know the left back role well so I can anticipate what Deano wants and where he wants me. It gives us a good balance. If he goes forward then I can slot in and cover for him and vice versa. It’s working well no doubt we will improve as a pair.” Howell, the former Crawley Town player, made his mark in Fleetwood history by scoring the club’s first-ever League goal last weekend at Burton Albion. “It’s about time he scored to be honest!” joked Brown.” He’s had enough bad free-kicks but it was a great strike to be fair. It was fully deserved.” Brown is no stranger to the Football League having made his debut with Crewe Alexandra in February 2008 against Brighton. “That was a long time ago now. I had one solitary appearance and it’s been a long hard road to finally return to the League. I’ve worked hard and I now have the opportunity to go out week-in week-out and express myself in the Football League. “The dream never needs to be over. I just kept at my goal, worked hard and everything has come good. I have a great opportunity at Fleetwood and we all can pull together towards League 1.” Supporters are reminded Town are next in action this Tuesday evening when they travel to Spotland. Rochdale host Town in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy and entry is just £5 adults and £1 all concessions. Kick-off is 7.30pm. Travel from Highbury is just £5 and available from the Parkside ticket office.

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