Brown reveals loan ambition

Jordan Brown is planning to 'do it properly' by going out on loan for a second time this season following a stop-start spell at Aldershot Town.

The left-back joined West Ham United's Carling Cup conquerors for two months in August, only for the form of the Shots' Grenada international Anthony Straker to restrict the 20-year-old to four first-team appearances.

While Brown is taking the positives from his spell at the Recreation Ground - including a Football League debut in a 1-0 League Two victory over Cheltenham on 3 September and a Carling Cup appearance in a 2-1 third-round victory over Rochdale two weeks later - he is eager to gain more vital experience sooner rather than later. 

"Obviously it didn't work out the way I wanted it to because I wanted to be playing more games, but I learnt a lot from it mentally - to try and stay strong when you're not getting in the team and stuff like that - so it was a good thing but not as good as I wanted it to be," he said.

"I got my first game in and I thought I did well. I played a few other league games and played in the Carling Cup as well, so it was good to learn from doing that, but I hoped it would have gone better than it did.

"To be fair, their left-back [Straker] is one of their better players and their manager [Dean Holdsworth] wanted to stick with what he knew, so he kept faith with the boys he already had down there and didn't really want to change it. I was only really put in the team when he got injured.

"I feel like I still need to go out on loan and do it properly and get a run of games under my belt and show people what I can do. There is a doubt there at the moment because people will be asking why I wasn't playing."

Brown played the full 90 minutes in the Development Squad's 2-2 draw at Gillingham on Tuesday and is targeting more game-time as he works his way back to full match-fitness. He could feature in Tuesday night's game at Whyteleafe Town.

"I just want to go out and play games. Games like the development squad game at Gillingham are good for me because I lost a bit of fitness in the two months I was away because I wasn't playing as regularly as I was here earlier in the season.

"I need to be getting forward down the left flank and defending strongly. That's what I need to be doing to push on.

"I need to get fit again. Hopefully people will be seeing me play, so I'll work hard and train hard and see what happens."