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Royce BROWNLIE

An Australian striker signed on a year's contract in July 2006 with an option for a second year, after a successful trial spell in which he scored four goals in five pre-season matches, Brownlie was a free agent after being released by A-League side Queensland Roar, who allowed him to pursue a career in Europe. The trial wasn't his first with Swindon, Brownlie previously appeared for the Town during another trial in 2002, scoring a goal in a 2-2 draw with Sporting Gijon before being released, and he returned to Australia after further trials with Sheffield Wednesday and Portsmouth proved unsuccessful.

Brownlie began his Town career as a substitute, coming on with just over ten minutes remaining in the Town's second match of the new season - a game against Barnet that seemed to be heading for a draw. Brownlie made an immediate impact, scoring with a wonderful strike from outside the area in the last minute of the game, that handed the Town victory. His first start in a Town shirt wasn't quite as impressive - after being booked in the last minute of extra time of a Carling Cup tie against Brentford, Brownlie was sent off immediatelty afterwards for questioning the referee's decision.

Brownlie's first league start didn't come until the end of September, when he started on the right side of midfield at Notts County. Despite not being convincing in this new role, he kept this position until the middle of October - though when he was pushed up front, he scored the opener in a 1-1 draw at Wycombe.

When new boss Paul Sturrock took over in November, with Lee Peacock injured, he gave Brownlie a chance up front for his first two games - though he gave a decent performance against Carlisle in the FA Cup, he missed two good opportunities to score - and the following week, a tactical change at half time saw Brownlie replaced with the returning Peacock, and the Town went onto win at Torquay. Brownlie was dropped to the bench for the following match, and his last appearance in a Town shirt came at the beginning of December, when after being introduced as a second half substitute at Mansfield, he was forced to retire injured after picking up an booking clattering the Stags' goalkeeper. Later that month, having assessed the striker, Sturrock told Brownlie that he was surplus to requirements at the County Ground, and that he was free to find another club. In March, Brownlie moved to Chester City for an unsuccessful loan spell, as defender Ashley Westwood moved the other way - and come the end of the season, he was back Down Under, signing for new A-League franchise, Wellington Phoenix.

PLAYING RECORD:

Season LEAGUE FA CUP LEAGUE CUP OTHER TOTAL
Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'06/'07 6 (+8) 2 1 - 1 - 1 - 9 (+8) 2
TOTAL 6 (+8) 2 1 - 1 - 1 - 9 (+8) 2


TRANSFER INFORMATION:

DATE IN/OUT TRANSFER DETAIL
27 JUL 2006 IN Queensland Roar
(unattached)
3 MAR 2007 OUT Chester City
(loan)
6 MAY 2007 IN Chester City
(loan return)
9 MAY 2007 OUT (released)
Wellington Phoenix


 AUSTRALIA

date of birth
28 January 1980


           
           
             
             
             
             

usual positions
centre forward

other positions
right-sided attacking midfield

youth career
Queensland Academy of Sport 

senior career
Brisbane Strikers 
Brisbane Lions 
Marconi Stallions 
Parramatta Power 
Brisbane Strikers 
Queensland Roar 
SWINDON TOWN
Chester City (loan)
Wellington Phoenix 

Peninsula Power 
player-assistant coach

North Star SC 
player-manager

Moreton Bay United 
player-youth coach

Albany Creek Excelsior 
player-youth coach