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Legends - Mickey Brown

3 July 2012

Legends - Mickey Brown

The seventh legend to be inducted into the Hall of Fame is Mickey Brown. Mickey is the clubs overall appearance holder and will always be part of Shrewsbury Town folklore for his part in the 'Great Escape' game.

Mickey Brown

Mercurial Mickey Brown first arrived at Shrewsbury Town as a youngster and went on to sign apprentice forms in February 1986 on his 18th birthday. He was part of a colourful strike force in the Youth team in those early days as he partnered Richard Green in attack. The pair would both go on to have excellent careers but neither as a striker. Richard converting to a defender while Mickey strayed out wide to become a winger.

Mickey first made the first team squad against Bradford City in November 1985 but had to wait until the following August to make his debut as a substitute for Paul Johnson against Blackburn Rovers. His first start came at Huddersfield Town as he replaced Dave Waller in a striking role. His first goal came as a second half equaliser at Roker Park in the 1-1 draw with Sunderland in the November of our Centenary Season.

He succeeded his mate Tim Steele in the number seven shirt after it was held for a short time by the enigma that is Victor Kasule. Just as the new season was about to start in August 1991 he was snapped up along with Tony Kelly by Bolton Wanderers where he spent 16 months. He returned in December 1992 and made his second debut on Boxing Day at Hereford United in a 1-1 draw.

He had probably his best season for the Club in Fred Davies' title winning side in 1993-94 and the following November Preston North End took him back to Lancashire. He would stay just over two years before returning to Salop on loan and on December 14th 1996 in a 2-2 draw at Plymouth Argyle he became the first and so far only player to appear in three separate spells for Town in the League.

His greatest triumph was scoring the two goals at Exeter which completed the Great Escape of 2000 although the records show the one as an own goal which is harsh. His final Town appearance came at Blackpool in April 2001 replacing Ryan Lowe it was his 68th appearance as a substitute in a record 419 games played.

He went on to play for Chester, Boston, Nuneaton, Newtown and Shawbury and has been a personal trainer worked with disturbed children and modelled gent's underwear.Legends

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