Exeter City have confirmed the signing of 36 year old Scott Brown, primarily as goalkeeper coach, but will be registered as a keeper, so can play of required.
Scott Brown played every game for Port Vale last season, but now wishes to progress his coaching career. The former Wolves academy player has also played for Cheltenham, Eastleigh, Wycombe, and Aberdeen.
Matt Taylor said of his latest acquisition:-
Scott has played over 500 matches in the Football League and is really experienced. He will work with our host of goalkeepers, but will be signed a player if needed. As we’ve seen in the last couple of seasons, we’ve had some dramatic injuries to our goalkeepers so it will be nice to have that back up at short notice, and it allows us to stay away from the emergency loan market.
He will be a really great addition to the coaching staff. He will pass on so much knowledge to our younger players and input everything he has learnt over his career.
He will take part in set piece defending, taking pressure off other coaches, and provide some new ideas to the coaching department.
The interview with Matt Taylor can be see here:-
Scott Brown speaking to the Club website said
I’m primarily going to coaching but I’m signing as a player just in case I’m needed here and there.
My focus is on the other goalkeepers and helping them as best as they can. I’ve been fortunate in my career to work with some fantastic goalkeeping coaches and managers and hopefully I can bring in a little bit of everything they’ve taught me.
The manager and coaching staff are all pulling in the same direction when it comes to developing players, but also themselves as coaches. That really excites me.
I’m really looking forward to working with our young talented goalkeepers.
That interview can be seen at:-