Doncaster Rovers: Brown gets Buckley’s ‘Season’s Best’ vote

Chris Brown's work-rate hasn't gone unnoticed. Photo: Steve Uttley
Chris Brown's work-rate hasn't gone unnoticed. Photo: Steve Uttley
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Chris Brown is an early contender for Player of the Season in one former Rovers player’s eyes.

And the 29-year-old stalwart striker’s work-rate is something that will push Doncaster towards safety - that’s the belief of ex-Rovers winger John Buckley.

The Scotsman watched Brown in action during the South Yorkshire derby day draw with Barnsley and waxed lyrical about the strong forward’s display, saying he deserves more credit for his off-the-ball work.

Buckley also said Brown’s consistency should go some way to helping him win Rovers’ Player of the Season award.

“Chris Brown is a workaholic, he’s fantastic to watch and is the type of player any club would want,” said Buckley who had two spells for Doncaster during 1984 to 1986 and 1987.

“People will be quick to say he doesn’t score enough goals but he’s got six this season and has been carrying injuries.

“What you do get from him is consistency and work-rate.

“He’s a big presence up front and seems to complement other players well with his hold-up play.”

“He’d be my pick for Player of the Season so far because he has been fantastic.

“I’m so pleased when he gets the goals he deserves because he puts the effort in.

“Now he’s back fitter, I’m sure he’ll be getting a few more goals to his name.”