Loanee Brown joins Stags full-time

Junior Brown.
Junior Brown.

Mansfield Town this afternoon signed versatile midfielder Junior Brown on a permanent deal until the end of the season.

The 25-year-old has impressed during five appearances since joining from Oxford United on an initial loan in late November.

He collected two sponsors’ Man-of-the-Match awards in both home games in which he played.

Brown, who has played out on the wing and in an attacking midfield role, has signed a deal until the end of the season, subject to clearance from the Football Association and Football League. The club also has an option to activate a clause to extend his contract, if necessary.

Manager Adam Murray said this afternoon: “After a lot of hard work, we have managed to secure the signature of Junior Brown.

“Over the past few weeks, I am sure that our fans will have seen what Junior brings to the table.

“He is a superb footballer with excellent ability and understands what it takes to be successful.”

On potential more acquisitions, the manager added: “Before this transfer window opened, my objective was to bring in a balance of Football League experience and nous, and also the energy and enthusiasm of youth. I am on course to doing that.”

Earlier in the day Stags completed the signing of Northampton Town midfielder Ricky Ravenhill.