Interview Brennan Dickenson

BRENNAN DICKENSON

Personal Details

Club:
Carlisle United FC
Full Name:
Brennan Dickenson
Nationality:
English
Date of Birth:
26-02-1993
Place of birth:
Middlesex
Position:
Midfielder
Shirt number:
16

Career

2011–2012
Dorchester Town FC
2012–2014
Brighton & Hove Albion FC
2012 (on loan)
Chesterfield FC
2013 (on loan)
AFC Wimbledon 
2014 (on loan)
Northampton Town FC
2014–2016
Gillingham FC
2016–2019
Colchester United FC
2019–2020
Milton Keynes Dons FC
2020
Exeter City FC
2020–
Carlisle United FC

Interview

Hello Brennan, tell us a bit about yourself!

Hi my name is Brennan Dickenson, I’m 27 years old. Born in Middlesex and have been a professional footballer since I was 18. I am currently playing for Carlisle United FC.

What are your specific qualities as a football player?

I have been told over the years that’s I have good pace, strength and quality. For me being left footed adds an extra bit or rarity. I feel my best quality is getting forward, crossing and set pieces.

Brennan, your career began at Southampton FC before moving on to Conference South side Dorchester Town FC. Did you noticed a lot of difference between these clubs?

Southampton was much more of a professional set up, and demanded the right attitude and application at all times. There was an expectation at all times to be the best.
Dorchester was a great club and set up and massively helped me transfer into men’s football. And I appreciate all the help I got through the club.

After one season by Dorchester Town FC, you earned a move to Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion FC in 2012. During your time at Brighton you were competing for the midfield position. How did you feel about the likelihood of yourself being given a chance?

I was at Dorchester from August 2011-January 12 before I got spotted by Brighton. When I initially went there I was injured so it was a difficult start, but once I was fit and raring to go I was competing for the wide left position in the U21’s initially.
After a few months I got a chance to train with the first team and almost got first team appearance under Gus Poyet. I wasn’t expecting to get any sort of a chance at first but after receiving feedback I was doing well I thought I could be possible.

By Brighton & Hove Albion FC, you was loaned out to Chesterfield FC, AFC Wimbledon and Northampton Town FC. How did you experience these periods?

My loan moves were a great experience as a 19 to 21 year old it was a perfect road of progression and between the clubs and myself it was a great learning curve.

In 2014, you signed for Gillingham FC, where you made more than 65 league appearances during two seasons. Why did you leave Gillingham FC ?

Peter Taylor signed me for Gillingham and at that time it was the right choice to leave Brighton to get out and play league football. It was not my choice to leave, I was released by the late Justing Edinburgh.

By Colchester United FC, you received the player of the year award. Were you surprised by that award?

It was a great team effort that season I received the reward. I was not eating it at all and I was very grateful to get such an award.

Brennan, you have scored a lot of goals for Colchester United FC. What was your most beautiful or most important goal ?

I think all my goals at Colchester were important. But my favourite would have to be vs Doncaster at home. Outside the left boot into the top corner. (Videos on YouTube somewhere) haha. See below the interview!

In total you have played at several football clubs in several divisions. At which club did you learned the most?

I would say that I learned the most at Brighton, it was where I learned to play the game properly and under such great management and the loan moves it was a combination of my time at Brighton I learned the most.

What are your targets for this season?

Before I got injured my target this year was to have a good positive start to the season and do well. Now after my injury I just want to get back for and help the lads as much as I can with the second half of the season. And just play in as many games as possible.



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