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Brown vows to prove his worth

23rd May 2016

Gifted Airdrieonians attacker Adam Brown has vowed that the Diamonds fans will see a transformed player once he lands an extended top team run this season.

The former Celtic and St Mirren player had a frustrating campaign last time out as he too often took one step forward and two steps back as he tried to prove his worth.

Red cards for others during games saw him sacrificed, the pressure of results sometimes saw his flair overlooked for solid team units on the road.

At 20, though, the talented Adam has time on his side and after signing a new one-year contract extension to stay with the club until May 2017 he told “I’d be lying if I didn’t say there were times when I felt down last season because sometimes circumstances seemed to always be against me.

“I’d get dropped when I didn’t feel I deserved to be the one missing out but I know it can be the wide guy or the flair player who is first to go in the search for results.

“I just feel that if I get a run of games then the Airdrie fans will see a player that I hope will excite and entertain them.” 

Head Coach Eddie Wolecki Black and former Under-20s Head Coach Kevin McBride have always had faith in Adam’s ability.

That’s something he appreciates now as he looks ahead to life back in full-time football.

And he said: "Right from the day he walked in the Gaffer was someone I could talk to and he always let me know he believed in me.

“With Barra at the 20s I was always allowed to express myself in games last season and I enjoyed playing there.

“I know I have to take that into the first team arena now but I am ready for the challenge.

“All I want is that chance to have an extended run in the side and have trust placed in me to hurt teams. I know I can do that.” 

Brown was raised as a player at Celtic and had three years at St Mirren, playing in the Premiership there.

And he reflected: “Once I heard of the plans to go full-time here and the move to Ravenscraig I was desperate to be a part of all this.

“What a chance this is for us to focus on our football and improve as players.

“I didn’t go out and hunt a job in the real world when I moved to part-time. I did some coaching and I kept on focusing on getting the chance to be a full-time footballer again.

“Now I have that and I aim to make the most of it.”

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