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Jamie Brown makes Eastleigh exit

By Wendy Gee -

JAMIE Brown is on his way out of Eastleigh after more than four years at the Blue Square Bet South club.

Although the recent disciplinary issues which resulted in Brown serving a two-week ban for a breach of club discipline were amicably resolved, it was mutually agreed the striker/midfielder needed more first-team football having made just seven league and cup starts this term.

A former BAT youngster, Southampton-born Brown joined Eastleigh from Dorchester Town in September 2006.

In his 146 appearances for the Spitfires, he won over the fans with his battling, never-say-die approach, but following a succession of serious injuries he has struggled to pin down a regular place this term.

A club statement read: “Eastleigh FC and Jamie Brown have mutually agreed to the termination of his contract with the club.

“Jamie is seeking first-team football, something that at Eastleigh we are unable to guarantee.This agreement allows Jamie an opportunity to play regularly at another club.

“The chairman, Paul Murray, expressed his thanks to Jamie for his five seasons at the club, where his enthusiastic and committed style of play became his hallmark.

"We wish him well in the future and hope he continues to play the game to which he has given so much.”

Eastleigh didn’t go public on the reasons for Brown’s suspension, confirming only he had breached the club’s code of conduct.

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