Jordaan Brown says a chance to get Tamworth ‘back where they need to be’ is what inspired him to sign for the Lambs ahead of the new season.
The towering defender arrives at the club from fellow Southern League Central outfit Stourbridge – where he spent three years.
Brown also spent time abroad in Finland and Norway and has had spells with Staines Town.
The deal has been described as a ‘marquee signing’ by joint-boss Andrew Danylyszyn as the club look to finally gain promotion back to the National League.
As soon as the 29-year-old held talks with Tamworth, he had all the motivation he needed to put pen to paper.
“I’m very happy to get it over the line. It’s been a while since I started talking to the gaffer so it’s good to get it sorted now,” Brown said.
“The past three seasons I’ve been at Stourbridge and now I’m just looking for a different challenge. Speaking to the managers here they’ve given me good ideas and they want to improve me as a player, which is something I’m always looking to do.
“They’ve told me the philosophy of the club and I already know a few of the players here.
“The club is professionally run and there’s a great bunch of lads here. I just want to help the club move in the right direction and get promoted.
“I’ve had talks with the managers, and we all want the club to be back where it needs to be. We’ve got the players here to do it so I don’t think there’s any reason why we can’t get promoted.”
Gary Smith reckons Brown is ‘in the mould of Joe Magunda’ after he signed.
But what does the man himself think he can bring to the Lambs’ promotion push?
“I like to travel with the ball, that’s one of my main attributes to be fair. I’m quite comfortable with the ball and I like driving out with it to look to make things happen.
“Pressure isn’t something I ever really feel. I’m a calm, humble guy and nothing really fazes me.
“I’m a good one-on-one defender and I’m good in the air.”