Defender Alex Brown has joined the Linnets.Picture: Buxton FC.

FOOTBALL: There might be no on-field action but King’s Lynn Town are still preparing for when they are able to play again with the signing of an England C international. 

Defender Alex Brown, 21, has joined the Linnets on a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee from Northern Premier League side Buxton.

He began his career in the junior ranks at Sheffield United before spells at Hallam and Sheffield FC led to a move to Buxton, where he has been a regular for the past two seasons. 

Brown made his England C debut in 2018 and was also a member of the England representative squad that played two fixtures on the Falkland Islands in 2019.

Speaking to, Brown said: “I have been watching events for a few months and it looks to be exciting times for the club. 

“I know Ross Barrows and he tells me that it’s a great group of players. I played for Buxton in the two FA Trophy ties against Lynn a couple of seasons back and was impressed with the set-up and stadium.”

Brown started as a winger but converted to full back when he was 15 and still likes to get forward as well as defend.

Speaking about his experience with the non-League England C team, Brown said: “It was a memorable experience, playing in surroundings that you don’t see every day and being so far from home. 

“I cannot wait to get started and to test myself at an excellent level of football.”

Linnets chairman Stephen Cleeve was pleased to secure the signing and said: “Alex is a player the manager has been looking at for a long time. When it became clear there could be an opportunity to agree something now and sign him for two seasons it seemed a prudent step to take. There were lots of National League clubs looking at him

“Even though it is not ideal timing from anyone’s perspective at the moment, we think with the benefit of hindsight this will be seen as the right action.”