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30th November 2014 21:34

Junior Brown signs for Mansfield Town
mansfieldtown.net, 17:30 27th November 2014

Winger joins on loan from Oxford United until the New Year.

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We are pleased to announce the signing of winger Junior Brown on loan from Sky Bet League Two rivals Oxford United.

The 25-year-old has featured on 15 occasions for his parent club this season and will stay with us until midnight on Saturday 03 January.

However, having played for Oxford in their FA Cup first round win at Grimsby Town three weeks ago, Brown will be ineligible to figure in our second round tie at Cambridge United next weekend - and any future games in the competition this term, should we progress.

Caretaker manager Adam Murray said: “Junior will bring good balance, intelligence and know-how to our improving squad. He knows how to be successful and fits in to our current thought process.”

Born in Crewe, Brown came through the prestigious academy set-up at Gresty Road and made one first team appearance, as well as spending time on loan at Kidsgrove Athletic.

He spent 2008/09 at FC Halifax Town in the Unibond League (Division One North) and his impressive displays resulted in a move to Northwich Victoria, then two divisions higher, at the end of that campaign.

In a season-long stay at the Victoria Stadium, Brown played a starring role as the Cheshire side beat Charlton Athletic in the FA Cup, but eventually left for Fleetwood Town due to Northwich’s financial problems.

Predominantly a left-sided player, who can also play on the right, if required, was to enjoy a glittering spell with the Cod Army - becoming a firm fans’ favourite owing to his consistent displays.

He made well over 100 league appearances for Fleetwood, including 21 outings in their Conference Premier title-winning 2011/12 season, and also had a spell at Tranmere Rovers last season.



Junior Brown has joined Mansfield Town on loan until January. The former Fleetwood forward has found his chances limited in recent weeks, and Head Coach Michael Appleton believes the loan will help all concerned:

“Junior is a good pro and at this stage in his career wants to be playing regular football. That hasn’t been happening here so a chance to play matches up at Mansfield will hopefully give him a chance to show what he can do.”


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@mansfieldtownfc sign Oxford winger Junior Brown on loan until Jan 3. #stags tried to get George Barker from Swindon earlier in the day


No move for Barker as loan window closes
November 27, 2014 16:25, by Sam Morshead

GEORGE Barker will not be making a loan move away from Swindon Town before the new year, with the club confirming that they are closed for business at the end of the loan window.


Link Sport understands contact was made on behalf of Mansfield Town earlier today regarding the possibility of Barker getting games under his belt at Field Mill but time was always likely to be against a deal being done and this evening Town have stated that no announcements - either departures or arrivals - will be forthcoming tonight


Mansfield linked with late loan swoop for Barker
November 27, 2014 11:24am, by Sam Morshead

MANSFIELD have shown an interest in taking George Barker on loan before this afternoon's deadline, Link Sport understands.


Contact is believed to have been made between representatives of the League Two Stags and Swindon Town over the striker's availability.

Town would be willing to send Barker out on loan, having already offloaded him to Tranmere Rovers earlier this season, but time is against a deal being done.



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