Scunthorpe United FC

Defender Junior Brown has joined Scunthorpe United on a free transfer until the end of the season.

Brown made 24 appearances during his time on loan with Scunthorpe from Coventry City last season.

The 31-year-old is best known as a left-back, but is versatile and can also play left-wing back or as a left-winger.

Brown, who has been given the number 12 shirt at the Sands Venue Stadium, has made a total of 372 appearances and scored 35 goals during his professional career that now spans 12 years.

Brown, who made over 100 appearances for both Fleetwood Town and Shrewsbury Town, began his career as a trainee at Crewe Alexandra and also had spells at FC Halifax Town, Northwich Victoria, Tranmere Rovers, Oxford United and Mansfield Town.

Scunthorpe winger Ryan Colclough has left the club by mutual consent just over a month before he is due in court for assaulting an emergency worker.

The 25-year-old from Doncaster, who joined the Iron from Wigan in August 2018, will appear before Doncaster Magistrates Court on November 24 charged with assaulting a police officer.

South Yorkshire Police said on September 28 that Colclough was charged with the assault, as well as for criminal damage, after an incident at a Taco Bell drive-through on Wednesday, June 24.

Officers attended the drive-through at the Herten Triangle retail park at 10.50pm that night following reports of a man acting drunk and disorderly in a public place.

During an arrest attempt, an officer was assaulted and sustained injuries to his face and damage to his glasses.

A statement from the football club read: “Scunthorpe United can confirm Ryan Colclough has left the club by mutual consent. The club will not make any further comment.”

Scunthorpe United have signed Jake Taylor on a season long loan from Championship side Nottingham Forest.

The 22-year-old joins the Iron off the back of a successful loan spell in League Two last season with Port Vale, scoring five goals in 18 appearances.

Taylor has signed in time to be a part of the squad for Saturday’s game away to Tranmere Rovers.

He is highly rated at Nottingham Forest and will be hoping for another promising loan move to help break into the Championship side’s squad.

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