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Goalkeeper Mark Brown is up for switch to Southend United
MARK Brown wants to solve Southend United’s goalkeeping conundrum.
The 31-year Scottish shot-stopper impressed as a trialist for Blues during their 2-0 win at Braintree Town on Saturday.
And, with his future at Scottish Premier League side Hibernian currently uncertain, Brown would be keen to come to Roots Hall .
“Scottish football is in turmoil at the moment because of what’s happening with Rangers and I’d definitely like to come to Southend,” said Brown, who played for Hibs in last season’s Scottish Cup final defeat against Hearts.
“With Rangers out of the SPL nobody knows what’s happening with the Sky TV deal, and teams don’t know what their budgets are for next season.
“Hibs have said they want me to stay but it’s a strange situation and I’m definitely interested in a move to Southend now.”
Brown has previously played for both Rangers and Celtic and was also selected for Scotland at under-21 and B levels. The keeper has made close to 300 appearances during his career, with the majority of those coming for Inverness.
And he was pleased with how things went for him between the sticks for Blues at the Amlin Stadium on Saturday.
“Trial games are hard but I got a clean sheet and you can’t really ask for much more than that as a keeper,” said Brown.
“I thought I did OK and made a couple of saves, but it was my first game since May and it was a case of blowing away a few cobwebs.
“I only arrived at the airport on the morning of the match, so it was all a bit hectic, but I enjoyed it and will soon be speaking to the manager to see what’s going to happen.”
Blues remain without a senior goalkeeper after deciding to release Glenn Morris at the end of last season and opting against making Cameron Belford’s loan switch permanent.
Five different shot-stoppers have since appeared in South-end’s first four pre-season friend-lies, and boss Paul Sturrock was full of praise for Brown.