Portsmouth vice-skipper lauded 'one of best left-backs in League One' ahead of Charlie Daniels' arrival

Lee Brown has been lauded as one of the best left-backs in League One ahead of Charlie Daniels’ Pompey arrival.

Friday, 22nd January 2021, 5:00 pm

The former Bournemouth favourite is expected to complete his move to Fratton Park in the coming days following his departure from Shrewsbury.

Daniels will challenge Brown for a starting spot on the left-hand side of defence after Cam Pring’s loan spell was cut short by Bristol City at the start of the month.

Brown’s been first-choice when fit this season. He's made 18 appearances in all competitions and impressed with his consistent performances.

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The vice-skipper also provided an abundance of leadership in Kenny Jackett’s defence.

He's been key in helping the Blues record six straight league clean sheets – which puts them on the brink of achieving a club post-war record for minutes without conceding.

Sean Raggett plays alongside Brown in Pompey's rearguard.

And the centre-half reckons there aren't many better than in his position than the former Bristol Rovers man.

Lee Brown. Picture: Joe Pepler

Raggett said: ‘Early on in the season, we were conceding quite cheap goals.

‘We knew we were getting there and because we weren't giving up loads of chances, we would eventually start getting the clean sheets.

‘There is real good communication across the back four. We're all experienced players so that definitely helps.

‘Browny is really good to play next to and to learn off. He's the most experienced out of all of us so it comes naturally to him to lead.

‘I'd definitely say he's one of the best. I haven't seen many left-backs better than him in this league.

‘Charlie Daniels has had a great career. I don't know too much about the rumours but whoever we bring in, the gaffer knows what he's doing.

‘He'll bring in the right type of player.’

Brown’s displays have won over plenty of his previous detractors among the Fratton faithful.

The 30-year-old was the subject of fan flak last season while he was playing with an Achilles injury that required surgery.

However, Raggett – who has had his own critics in the past – reckons social media comments shouldn’t be taken too seriously.

He added: ‘The thing with social media is that you see a few things but it's not necessarily the voice for the whole fan base.

‘Things seem a lot bigger than it actually is, so you can't take social media too seriously.’

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