Jevani Brown is backed to continue developing at Cambridge United
Striker could be shining example for aspiring footballers
Jevani Brown is the perfect example for youngsters to never give up on their dreams, according to Cambridge United interim head coach Joe Dunne.
The U’s striker produced an impudent moment of skill to ground Crawley goalkeeper Glenn Morris and go round him to slot in the third goal in the 3-1 win at the Abbey on Good Friday.
It was a brilliant piece of skill that had supporters and media praising the 23-year-old, who has impressed this season since making the step up from non-League where he was with St Neots.
“We have to understand it’s his first full season in the game,” said Dunne.
“You get that ballistic impression that you get really quickly with Jevani with his energy, and he’s still got a lot to add to his game.
“It’s potential. He’s at a ripe age to learn and our job is to keep him learning. He can add more goals and it’s very important that we have players in and around his age bracket here that just need to keep maturing and learning.
“From his point of view, he’s had a season that allows him now the mindset and capability to build on that, and that’s what’s important, he hasn’t done anything yet but he has the potential to do so.
“That’s what we want and we want to keep him hungry. His attitude has been spot on.”
Dunne used Brown as an example for youngsters who may have suffered a setback in their hopes of making it as a professional footballer; the U’s forward had been with Peterborough United in his teens.
“I think he is a great example for people who have been in the game and have come out of the game, and find themselves in limbo a bit, playing for many teams,” said Dunne.
“It’s a great story, and it’s another story that at higher levels in the game have been well documented and it still goes on, don’t forget, down in and around our leagues.
“He is an example to never give up, keep following your dream, and that is important.”