Exciting times for Junior

Fleetwood's Junior Brown
Fleetwood's Junior Brown
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Junior Brown insisted it was an exciting time to be at Fleetwood Town, having sealed a new two-year Highbury deal.

The midfielder, Town’s leading scorer this term with 11, put pen to paper last week – on the same day Alan Goodall and highly-rated keeper Scott Davies also pledged their future to Fleetwood.

And, despite Town’s play-off push having hit the rocks this season, Brown believes it’s only a matter of time before the club are playing League One football.

He said: “It’s an exciting thing to be part of.

“We wouldn’t want to sign if we didn’t believe the club could put in a promotion push next season.

“We know what the club is about and what the chairman is like and what the gaffer wants from us.

“It’s going to be hard work and hard graft, but we’ve already got a strong team and over the summer we’ll make some more signings which will help us go all out for promotion.”

Brown (pictured) was one of 20 players out of contract this summer.

The 23-year-old now wants to repay the faith put in him.

He said: “You want to try and play at the highest level possible.

“The club has the same ambitions as me – they want to push on and carry on up the leagues. I’ve put pen to paper, so have Alan Goodall and Scott Davies.

“It’s exciting times and hopefully we can repay the faith the club and the supporters have put in us.”

And Brown, who ended up filling in at centre-back in Saturday’s defeat at Rotherham United which left Town five points off the playoff pace with two to play, is looking forward to extending his run in the side.

“Before this I’ve had two injury-hit seasons,” he said.

So this year I’ve kept myself fit, which has been a bonus for me and for the club as well.

“I’m glad to have everything sealed and secured and now I’m looking forward to putting in a few more good performances for the team and, importantly, for the fans.”

Town will be looking for a strong finish to the season in their final two games, starting on Saturday when Chesterfield visit Highbury. Under-16s go free and kick off is at 3pm.