Brown pleased to play under OK yet again

COLERAINE TV spoke with Rodney Brown after the defender re-joined the Bannsiders on a three-year deal…

The 25-year-old becomes Oran Kearney’s second arrival of the summer transfer window following a four-and-a-half year stint with Crusaders.

Brown reflected on his decision to leave the Bannsiders in January 2017 for Crusaders as Stephen Baxter’s side were in a better position to challenge for honours.

The defender admits it was great to give full-time football a go but that he felt the time was right to return to a part-time status and that he had his heart set on a return back to The Showgrounds after meeting with Kearney in January.

Brown revealed that he feels more comfortable playing as a central defender but knows there is a strong competition for places on the Ballycastle Road.

Coleraine boss Oran Kearney admitted the Bannsiders were disappointed to see Brown leave in 2017 but that he has kept a keen eye on his development since then. He further explained that the Ballymena man will be welcomed back into the changing room as he developed so many great friendships during his first spell.

Kearney also highlighted Brown’s versatility as he can play in numerous positions and that he believes the recent additions can add to his squad moving forward.