New date for development squad finale at Brighton
A new date has been confirmed for our Premier League 2 trip to Brighton & Hove Albion next month, an outing that will be the final game of the season for Joe Edwards’s development squad.
He played in the FA Youth Cup and represented the Under-21s for the Tractor Boys as an Under-16 schoolboy, scoring in the latter. Following his move south, Brown enjoyed a prolific maiden season for the Blues in front of goal, notching 10 goals in 20 league appearances, most of which were as a substitute. His impact from the bench was highlighted in February when he scored four goals as a second-half introduction against Brighton and that form was rewarded with a development squad debut before the end of the campaign.
Brown's brace in the Under-18 Premier League Cup final in March 2018 helped our youngsters to a 2-0 victory over Tottenham.
On our return to the UEFA Youth League in 2017/18, the striker scored 22 minutes into his first European appearance, a 5-0 victory against Qarabag, before netting in the return in Azerbaijan and at Atletico Madrid in the group stage. He spent most of the season with Jody Morris's Under-18s, helping the youngsters to an unprecedented Quadruple with goals in the FA Youth Cup semi-final against Birmingham and the inaugural Under-18 Premier League Cup final against Tottenham.
The striker signed a new contract at the club in October 2018 committing him until the summer of 2021.