Lincoln City have announced the signing of former Sheffield Wednesday defender Jaden Brown, according to the club’s official website.
The left-wing-back becomes The Imps’ fourth summer signing following Lukas Jensen, Reeco Hackett-Fairchild and Alistair Smith to Sincil Bank. The 24-year-old has been without a club following the expiry of his contract at recently promoted Sheffield Wednesday where he made 32 appearances following his arrival at the club in 2021. The defender scored once and assisted four during his time with the Owls.
Brown began his career with Tottenham’s youth team, making 40 appearances for the North London side’s youth setup, he scored four and assisted four in his stint with the side before making the move to Huddersfield Town. He made 31 appearances with the Championship outfit over his two-year stay with the Terriers, making no impact on the scoresheet during that time. He would then switch to Hillsborough in 2021, making 32 appearances for the Owls never really enjoying a run in the first team for an extended period of time, with just ten appearances in League One last season before his release from the club. Whilst playing for the Terriers, Brown was loaned out to Exeter City, making only a single appearance during that loan spell with the Grecians.
The 24-year-old is a versatile player, with appearances in three different positions throughout his career, of course, most of his appearances come in his natural position of left wing-back, with 75 appearances in his career. However, the defender also has appearances in central midfield, with 23 appearances in the middle of the park with two goals and three assists coming from his time in that area of the pitch. He also has a handful of appearances as a centre-back, making nine appearances in the centre of defence.
Brown enjoyed a run of the games in the Owls’ first team last season after Darren Moore placed him into the team to the surprise of many. However, the club began a winless run, which lasted six games. The defender struggled to win his place back in the team during that time despite it looking like he had been given a lifeline at Hillsborough came to an end. Nevertheless, the former Tottenham man was on the club’s released list at the end of the season. Despite his lack of appearances for Wednesday last season, only just reaching double figures for the Owls in the League, the defender was still praised as a vital part of their promotion winning campaign.
The Imps have made another strong signing for the club with the acquisition of Brown and the 24-year-old could also use this as a boost to turn his career around, with Sincil Bank his fourth permanent home. One thing the defender could benefit from is a season where he is exposed to a regular amount of first-team football, the most appearances he has made in a domestic league season is 15 during his time with Huddersfield. Lincoln City could be Brown’s chance to write a new chapter in his story.