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Biography

Date of birth

03/03/1996

Height

175 cm

Signed

Huddersfield Town completed the signing of 23-year-old midfielder Reece Brown from Forest Green Rovers ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.

The attack-minded central midfielder joined the Terriers on the back of a superb season with the Sky Bet League 2 side, where he contributed 11 goals and 15 assists as the Gloucestershire club reached the Play-Offs. He put pen-to-paper on a three-year contract at Town.

Reece, born in Dudley on 3 March 1996, progressed through the ranks at the Birmingham City Academy, initially joining the Club as a 10-year-old.

He was given his senior debut by former Town Manager Lee Clark as a 17-year-old scholar in a Sky Bet Championship game against Burnley in September 2013, with his first start soon following just four months later.

Brown subsequently signed his first professional contract and joined Sky Bet League 1 side Notts County at the start of the 2014/15 campaign to gain further First Team experience but sadly, after just four appearances, injury cut the spell short.

Reece was a regular for England’s youth teams up to Under-20 level at this point and was linked in the press with possible moves to Manchester City, West Ham United and AFC Bournemouth, but instead signed a new deal at St. Andrew’s.

Brown made 20 appearances for Birmingham City over the course of the next season, supplemented by a second loan spell came at League 1 Chesterfield in January 2017, eventually leaving the Club that summer.

That’s when he moved to Sky Bet League 2 team Forest Green Rovers, signing an initial one-year contract.

Brown flourished at the New Lawn over the last two years, making 92 appearances in all competitions. His 2018/19 campaign has been particularly impressive; he notched 11 goals and 15 assists as Mark Cooper’s side made the League 2 Play-Offs and was named the division’s Player of the Month in March 2019.

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