Dean Brennan Player Profile
Debut: Leigh RMI (H, 4-0), 27/09/2003
Dean Brennan joined Stevenage in summer 2003 after impressing Graham Westley in a friendly against Peterborough United; another club who were also thought to be interested in signing the player.
He signed from Hitchin Town, where he proved his worth with a good goalscoring record and also taking on their captaincy. Although he may not have broken into the first team straight away, Brennan was considered one for the future and his record at Top Field looked like something that would translate to Boro’ over months to follow.
But the development process never really got into top-gear, and while one can point towards a lack of opportunities for first team action, the bottom line is arguably that Brennan never became the player hoped. Failing to progress to a higher level may have given that verdict some credence.