731 Andy Brown

Biography

Lanky young striker Andy Brown joined City in May 1996 from Leeds United’s reserve team and was used by manager Terry Dolan principally as an impact substitute. His most notable moment for City came during his first start for the club in a September 1996 league match at Lincoln, when he had to pull on the gloves and play in goal for the latter part of the game – he did OK as City carded a rare clean sheet and a 1-0 victory. The impact substitute tactic finally bore fruit in November 1996 when Andy scored in a match at home to Cambridge United, though it was simply a consolation in a 3-1 defeat. Brown missed December 1996 and January 1997 through injury and when he returned he was used more often as a starter at centre forward or on the flank, but as Dolan’s Tigers spluttered their way to a lowly finish in the fourth tier Andy was not able to add to his goal tally. At the start of the 1997/98 season Dolan was replaced by Mark Hateley and Brown found himself competing with the manager for the centre forward role – a battle he was unlikely to win, which led to him moving on in September 1997.

Andrew Stewart Brown was born in Edinburgh and was on the books of Perth-based side St Johnstone as a youngster, before he moved to Leeds United in the mid-1990s. He was unable to break into the first team at Elland Road and enjoyed a loan spell in Norway prior to his move to Hull City.

Brown joined Clydebank in September 1997 and commenced a 16 year odyseey around the lower reaches of Scottish senior football. In two seasons at Clydebank Andy scored four times in 42 appearances before joining Dumbarton in July 1999. Andy played for The Sons for four seasons and became a first team regular after the club moved to The Rock, their new stadium, in 2000. In total Brown made 133 appearances for Dumbarton, scored 25 goals and contributed to the club’s promotion to the Scottish Second Division in 2002. Andy moved to Stenhousemuir for the 2003/04 season, making 35 appearances and scoring 6 goals, then had two seasons at Alloa Athletic that yielded 15 goals from 54 appearances. In 2006 Brown moved to Preston Athletic, a Scottish junior side based in Prestonpans, then in 2010 he moved to Scottish Borders side Gala Fairydean. Brown ended his playing days at Gala in 2013.

Details

Nationality: Scotland
Date/Place of Birth: 11 October 1976, Edinburgh
Hull City First Game: 17 August 1996, Darlington H (League Division 3), 19 years, 311 days old
Hull City Final Game: 5 September 1997, Chester City A (League Division 3), 20 years, 329 days old

Clubs

Leeds United (1994-1996), Stromsgodset IF (1995, loan), Hull City (1996-1997), Clydebank (1997-1999), Dumbarton (1999-2003), Stenhousemuir (2003-2004), Alloa Athletic (2004-2006), Preston AFC (2006-2010), Gala Fairydean (2010-2013)

Hull City Record

Career: 33 apps, 1 goals

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1996/977 (19)12 (0)00 (1)0----
1997/980 (3)0--0 (1)0----

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