Rob Thompson-Brown has decided to leave Vanarama National League North club Leamington to sign for Evo-Stik League Premier side Stafford Rangers, scoring on his debut on Saturday.
While admitting he didn’t want to lose a player who is currently top scorer this season with 6 goals, Leamington manager Paul Holleran told his club`s official website: “Stafford made an approach for Robbie and after giving it some thought he has decided that this stage of his career it is a good opportunity. to be playing regular first-team football. He hasn’t been in the starting eleven for a few weeks now and he wasn’t in the squad last Saturday.
“While I would have liked to have kept Robbie at the football club and am disappointed that he has decided to leave us, I understand his reasons and would like to place on record my appreciation for everything he has done for us in his time with Leamington. He has been a pleasure to work with and has given us some great memories during his time here, not least his penalty in the play-off final against Hitchin Town.
“He is still registered with the football club but I wish him all the best in his future career.”
Thompson-Brown signed for Leamington in the summer of 2016, having previously spent a brief loan spell with the Brakes in 2012/13.
He had a fine first season in Gold and Black, making fifty-four appearances and scoring 12 goals, establishing himself as the regular penalty taker.
Thompson-Brown arrived at the Phillips 66 Community Stadium off the back of another good season, first at Stratford Town and then Redditch United, who finished as runners-up but were then defeated on penalties by the Brakes in the play-off semi-final.
He began his career at Kidderminster Harriers and has also turned out for Nuneaton Town, Daventry Town, Hednesford Town and Halesowen Town.
He was a part of Stratford’s play-off winning side in the South & West division in 2014/15.