Newcastle and Sunderland target Derby County star who remains focused on Wembley final

Derby County youngster Dajaune Brown has impressed on loan at Gateshead (photo Charlie Waugh)Derby County youngster Dajaune Brown has impressed on loan at Gateshead (photo Charlie Waugh)
Derby County youngster Dajaune Brown has impressed on loan at Gateshead (photo Charlie Waugh) | Charlie Waugh
Dajaune Brown has been a stand out on loan at Gateshead

Derby County youngster Dajaune Brown has been attracting a lot of interest during his loan spell at Gateshead this season.

According to reports, Premier League Newcastle and Championship Sunderland are keen on taking Brown away from Pride Park where he will return this summer.

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One of his best achievements of the season has been helping his Gateshead side to the FA Trophy final at Wembley.

The 18 year-old striker has scored eight goals and provided seven assists since joining Gateshead on loan in January.

Speaking to the Sunderland Echo, he emphasised that he is focusing on his football amid transfer interest from Newcastle and Sunderland.

“To be fair, there are rumours,” Brown said, “there are always going to be rumours, but I don’t really let that affect how I play or how I act and I just want to go out and try and help the team in the best way I can.

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“Derby have kept in touch with me regularly, they’ve helped me get through the loan spell here and they have been complimenting how it’s gone.

“They’ve given me areas to improve in my game so I’ve been trying to work on them for when I go back in the summer.”

The striker has become a bit of a fan favourite at Gateshead as his high energy style of attacking play has allowed him to be one of the most electric attackers in the National League.

Many Rams fans were keen on keeping Brown at Pride Park, something that could happen after such an impressive loan spell.

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His trip to Wembley will take place tomorrow afternoon as Gateshead face Solihull Moors in the FA Trophy final.

The 18 year-old said that it would be the dream ending to his time at the International Stadium.

“It’s the perfect ending,” Brown added, “especially if we get the win when I’m out there with all of the boys and all of the supporters coming down.

“The fans have been very good helping me settle in and with doing what I’ve done so far, it’s been great being in and around the supporters.”

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