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Former AFC Telford United captain Matty Brown joins Marine

AFC Telford United captain Matty Brown has signed for Northern Premier League outfit Marine.

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Brown, 33, was one of previous boss Paul Carden's key signings when he arrived at the New Bucks Head last summer.

However, the defender suffered an injured plagued season and played a limited number of games as the club slipped into the Southern Premier League.

Now, following his departure from the relegated Bucks, Brown has joined Marine.

In a statement on The Mariners' website, Brown said playing closer to home was a big part of his decision to join the club.

He said: "I’ve reached stage of my career where being close to home matters and coming back to Marine was the only real place I wanted to move to. After seeing how much the club has moved on since I was last here in terms of the stadium, the pitch and the fans with the attendances going through the roof it was a no-brainer.

"Also having previously worked with Neil I was keen to join up with him again. I was really impressed when I worked with him at Halifax and the proof is in the pudding with what he has done at Marine.

"The club is only going in one direction and I would like to think with the experience I have gained in the game and promotions I’ve won I can bring that bit of experience to a young team.

"I can’t wait to join and after just missing out on play offs last year want to go one better this year. I can’t wait to get my teeth stuck into a new challenge and I am buzzing to be back at Marine.”