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Thompson-Brown Makes Stafford Rangers Switch

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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.


About Author

Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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