Brown is boss Reid’s first sign­ing at Al­bion Rovers

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Al­bion Rovers have brought in former Mother­well de­fender Jack Brown as their first sum­mer sign­ing.

The ver­sa­tile 17-year-old (left), who is Brian Reid’s first cap­ture as Rovers boss, played in a num­ber of de­fen­sive po­si­tions for the Fir Park club’s re­serves last sea­son.

Reid said:“He is the type of player I want at our club, he is a de­ter­mined in­di­vid­ual who wants to im­prove. Jack can play in a cou­ple of po­si­tions and he has great en­ergy and pace.”

Jack, who has been capped by Scot­land at youth level, com­mented:“I can’t wait to get started.

“I think the move comes at the right time for me. Play­ing in se­nior com­pet­i­tive matches is what is go­ing to help me de­velop.”

Mean­while, Reid has in­sisted he will fo­cus on youth for his Rovers re­build.

The Clifton­hill gaffer is de­ter­mined to have the Coat­bridge side chal­leng­ing at the right end of the ta­ble next sea­son af­ter strug­gling at the foot of League Two.

And he reck­ons the key to stop­ping the rot at Rovers will be to go with youth.

He said:“The way I’m go­ing to go next sea­son is with a young team, with good en­ergy and good legs.

“I want play­ers who are go­ing to come in and progress, be hun­gry to move up a level or two.

“You are never go­ing to be rich at this level, it should be a step­ping stone for peo­ple’s ca­reers.

“If you are 19 or 20, you may not have the re­spon­si­bil­ity of bills to pay and a mort­gage, so you should use it to have a good sea­son at a club like this and use it to learn and progress to a good level.”

The clear out at Clifton­hill has al­ready started with the de­par­tures of Jor­dan Ste­wart, Cal­lum Home, Ja­son Krones, Gary Phillips, Nicki Pater­son, Will Gra­ham and Ous­man See in the last week. How­ever, of­fers are on the ta­ble for a num­ber of last sea­son’s squad to re­main in Mon­k­lands.

Reid added:“I’ve put of­fers out to some play­ers in the squad and we are wait­ing to hear back.”

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