A Lincoln City player on international duty bagged a brace this weekend, and for many, it might be the first time you’ve heard his name.
Jack Brown in an English/Indonesian, and first linked up with Indonesia Under 19s in August, at a training camp in Jakarta. He received a call up for matches in this round of international games, impressing against North Macedonia Under 19s. His side won 4-1 at a game played in Split in Croatia, with Brown netting twice.
The attacking midfielder only entered the fray in the 20th minute, coming on with his side already leading 1-0. In the 58th minute, with the opponents having leveller, Brown netted from close range after panic in the North Macedonian defence. Eleven minutes later he turned in a cross from Amiruddin Bagas to give his side a 3-1 lead, which they added to in the 83rd minute to secure the win.
“I am grateful that Jack can play and show his true abilities. Hopefully, in the future he will continue to play well, his national team friends will also play better, solid and compact. I believe Jack will score goals. Because from before, most in every game if not assists, Jack will score goals,” said Indah Brown, the Indonesian Under 19 coach.
The two sides meet again on Wednesday, with Brown looking to make a start for his country in the upcoming tie.
After his original call up, his mum spoke to CNN Indonesia, revealing that Jack was hoping to represent his country at the upcoming Under 20 World Cup.
“Jack has been practising every day, regardless of receiving a call-up or not,” she said. “He had also undertaken his COVID-19 tests in Dubai while transiting and it came out as negative, meaning that he doesn’t have to be quarantined first. Let’s all hope for the best so that he could represent Indonesia in the upcoming U-20 World Cup.”
With a rich array of youngsters rolling of the production line this season, we might just be able to get international matches called off after all, if Brown keeps developing and who knows, we might see The Imps first-ever Indonesian player around the first team very soon.