Young Derby County striker continues to impress earning trip to Wembley

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Dajaune Brown is currently impressing on loan at Gateshead in the National League

Derby County have a recent history of producing a plethora of young and exciting talent and we may be seeing the next one to breakout.

18 year-old Dajaune Brown has made just two competitive first team appearances for the Rams, however he impressed during pre-season forcing fans and pundits to begin looking at him.

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In January, the striker earnt himself a loan move to National League side Gateshead where it is fair to say he has absolutley thrived.

Brown has scored six goals in 14 league games for the Heed and has helped them climb the table from mid-table obscurity to a playoff contender.

Gateshead’s manager Rob Elliot made it clear on how highly the team values Brown. He told Derbyshire Live: “He’s an Under-18 footballer, he’s come here to play men’s football for the first time, and he’s done exactly what we wanted him to do.

“He’s impacting on the game when he comes on, he’s helping us see out wins. He is part of the squad, he’s been absolutely fantastic in everything that he does, and to be honest, I am so pleased with him."

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His talent was showcased in their last match where the Heed won 2-1 against Macclesfield Town in the FA Trophy semi-final earning themselves a trip to Wembley in the final.

Whilst Brown wasn’t on the scoresheet, he did provide both assists for Gateshead’s two goals which shows that he isn’t just an out and out striker but more of an all-round attacker.

Brown’s success is exciting news for Rams fans as he will return to Pride Park in the summer. It is unclear yet as to whether Paul Warne will decide to send him out on loan again or keep him for the season.

But whatever Warne decides to do, Brown is a special player who could develop into Derby’s next star striker.

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