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I had 'the best time' at Stanley: Brown

21 May 2019

Battling midfielder Scott Brown had already won over the Accrington Stanley fans but his tweet after the Reds secured promotion to League One last season gave him cult status.

Brown, after the Yeovil game sealed Stanley third tier football last year, put out on his social media the day after: “Lost my phone house keys and car keys don't remember getting home still in my kit want to do it all again, couldn't be any prouder lads staff fans everyone associated with Accrington Stanley enjoy this moment you all deserve it.”

After three-and-a-half years at the club, he has just signed for National League side Harrogate Town but can't thank everyone at Stanley enough for ‘the best' time.

“It's still one of the best days in my football career,” said ‘Scotty' who came to Stanley in January 2016, linking up again with John Coleman, who he had been at Southport with.

“That whole season was brilliant and I enjoyed it as I played my part. It was a massive highlight in my career.”

Brown scored on his full Stanley debut at Oxford in February 2016 – one he says is the best of his six goals he scored for the Reds.

“It was my full debut at Oxford and Tom Davies had been sent off, we were down to ten men but we ended up winning 2-1.

“Sean (McConville) put a great ball, Billy Kee found me and I put it in, it was late on and it was on my debut so it was special,” said Brown.

Brown played the rest of that season as the Reds narrowly missed out on promotion, unable to score against Stevenage in the final game which meant Stanley dropped into the Play-Offs and lost out to AFC Wimbledon.

“That was a sickener, we left everything out on the pitch against Stevenage and then the Play-Offs were a lottery. It was one of those things but it was hard to take.

“I think we suffered a hangover the season after, we were deflated, although we did put a decent run together after Christmas which set us up for next season.

“I have got five promotions in my career and this was a big one because I was a big part of it, I enjoyed it all.

“We had a blip around Christmas but then we were unbeatable.

"I remember the Yeovil game and the pressure was on to win that but I think it was the best we have played since I have been there.

“We were incredible, we didn't let Yeovil have a minute on the ball and it was brilliant, it was our best performance.

“I did lose everything that night but thankfully I got it all back. I still have my medal, I gave it my son, and I still have the kit.

“I can't thank Accrington enough. I have made friends for life, the manager, the chairman, the staff, my team-mates, from the day I signed it's been the best time and it couldn't have been any better.

“I am gutted to leave but Harrogate came in for me and it's a good deal for me at this stage of my career but I will miss everyone at Accrington.”


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