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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

Troy prefers Town to the Cottage

PUBLISHED: 09:00 16 October 2010

TROY Brown has no regrets about failing to make the grade at Premier League club Fulham.

TROY Brown has no regrets about failing to make the grade at Premier League club Fulham.

In fact, the Ipswich Town 20-year-old sees his departure from Craven Cottage, and his arrival at Portman Road, as a “blessing in disguise.”

Brown made his full debut in the Carling Cup win at Exeter City during the first week of the season, and followed this up with 120 minutes of action in the second round extra-time win at Crewe.

Just a month later and defender Brown, who can operate as a centre-half as well as a right-back, started his first game in the Championship at Reading, where he nearly squeezed home an equaliser in a 1-0 defeat.

Now he is hoping to be handed more first-team chances by manager Roy Keane, especially with Town facing up to a hectic schedule of five more matches during the month of October.

It is certainly a case of looking forward, rather than back, for the Town youngster who qualifies for Wales through his Welsh mother.

“I have no regrets about leaving Fulham and the Premier League,” revealed Brown.

“I think that I’ve grown a lot as a person, and I’ve learnt a lot since I’ve been here at Ipswich. Everyone has been supportive, which is probably why the young players have done so well at the club.

“I don’t look back at Fulham, even though they had a good season last year.

“I had been at Fulham since I was seven. They said it was the furthest they could bring me, and hopefully that’s been a blessing in disguise.

“I went to Charlton first (after being released by Fulham), because that was just down the road, but they didn’t have any finances. I then came to Ipswich when Jim Magilton was here.

“I think that I’ve become a better professional for the move, though one day I would like to return to the Premier League. Who wouldn’t?” added Brown.

Brown is indebted to the faith shown in him, and fellow youngsters like Connor Wickham, Tom Eastman, Ronan Murray and Luke Hyam, by manager Keane.

“It’s good for me personally, and it’s good for the club that young players are coming through as well,” continued Brown.

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