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Born: Eas­ing­ton, 1975 (Age 41) Ca­reer: A full-back or cen­tre-half, Brass came through the ranks at Ip­swich and then Burn­ley, mak­ing his pro­fes­sional de­but on loan at Torquay in 1994. Brass made his first Clarets ap­pear­ance in Jan­uary 1995 and went on to be­come cap­tain at 22, play­ing 160 games and win­ning pro­mo­tion from Di­vi­sion Two in 2000. Af­ter go­ing on loan to Hal­i­fax, Brass joined York on a free trans­fer in March 2001 and was im­me­di­ately named cap­tain. In five years at Bootham Cres­cent, he played 152 league games, suf­fer­ing rel­e­ga­tion to the Con­fer­ence as player-man­ager in 2004. Af­ter sev­eral games on loan at Har­ro­gate and Town and South­port, Brass joined Bury in 2006, play­ing 29 times be­fore see­ing out his play­ing days with two years at Hyde. Ap­pointed to man­age Bury’s cen­tre of ex­cel­lence while play­ing for Hyde, Brass spent five games as care­taker in 2008, win­ning once. He then be­came as­sis­tant to Alan Knill at Gigg Lane and was part of the side pro­moted from League Two in 2011, be­fore fol­low­ing Knill to Scun­thorpe and then Torquay. In­vited to re­turn as No.2 by David Fl­itcroft, Brass re­joined Bury in De­cem­ber 2013 and, two years later, was named head of foot­ball op­er­a­tions. When Fl­itcroft was dis­missed in Novem­ber, Brass and Ryan Kidd took care­taker charge.

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