We’re delighted to announce the signing of centre-forward Stefan Brown, who joins the club from National League South rivals Wealdstone.
The 29-year-old has plenty of experience at this level, having joined the Stones from Hungerford Town, where he spent several seasons after time at Maidenhead United, Basingstoke Town and AFC Totton.
His time at the Stags coincided with Oxford City’s promotion season from the Southern Premier League, and Brown found himself on the scoresheet in the play-off final, albeit in a losing cause as City ran out 4-2 winners.
He’s also part of a club that last season’s top scorer Kabongo Tshimanga joined in November – he has an FA Cup First Round hat-trick to his name. A 15-minute treble in the 2011/12 season helped his side to a devastating 8-1 victory over Bradford Park Avenue.
Oxford City boss Mark Jones explains how Stefan comes in very highly recommended:
"Stefan was part of the Wealdstone side that reached the play-offs last year, he picked up a couple of injuries that curtailed his season, but we’re confident that he can come in and make a big impact for us."
"He’s got good experience at this level at 29 years of age. Bobby Wilkinson speaks very highly of him, and I also spoke to Godfrey Poku, Freddie Grant and Connor Stevens, who all worked with him last year at Wealdstone, who also spoke highly of not only his ability, but his character and his work-rate."
"He’s a centre-forward that can do a bit of everything, we’ve done well with our strikers over the last few years with goals from Matt Paterson and Kabby Tshimanga, and we want Stefan to come in and be that main goalscorer, but he brings a lot of other attributes as well. He holds the ball up well, he’s very good in the air and when we’ve played against him in the past, particularly when he was at Hungerford, I thought he’s caused us a lot of problems."
"I’m delighted that he’s going to sign for us this season, and we’re sure that he’s going to deliver the goods next year."