Jon Brady was snapped up in December 2003 on an 18-month deal, having been made available by Arsenal to train and play with us. The former Chester City and Woking midfielder had only just left the Deva Stadium to join the Gunners’ coaching team. Yet, in came Graham Westley to make him a Boro’ player under a week later. And, with him, came an extra dimension to our wing play.
Using his Conference know-how, Brady helped to push Boro’ towards the promotion spots during the 2004-5 campaign. It was Brady’s cross to Dino Maamria against Hereford at Broadhall Way that kick-started our voyage to the 2005 playoff final. It soon became the case, however, that Brady’s services were no longer needed. If we were going to avenge our playoff heartbreak in 2006, it’d be without the Australian wing wizard.
Jon Brady: After Boro’
After spells with Hereford United and Kettering Town, Brady eventually found himself at Brackley Town. And it was here that he’d make his first move into management in 2009; stepping down six years later in September 2015.