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Reece Brown scores two more in his hunt for a Birmingham City first team place

Teenage midfielder Reece Brown scored twice for Blues reserve team as he looks to impress Gary Rowett

Reece Brown did his chances of gaining a recall to the Birmingham City squad no harm today scoring twice in a 4-1 Professional Development League win over Bristol City, the club website report.

Brown has only made one substitute appearance for the Blues but with Gary Rowett's men all but mathematically safe in mid-table the youngster is hoping that his impressive performances for the reserve team will see him given a chance on the bench at least.

The teenage midfielder was joined on the scoresheet by Denny Johnstone, who also scored a brace in a relatively experienced Development Squad side.

Bristol City took the lead against the run of play early on but with just under half an hour on the clock the Blues got themselves back on level terms with the young Scot Johnstone heading home a Mitch Hancox cross. Brown added a second soon after slotting home after good work from Amari'i Bell and Viv Solomon-Otabor.

Johnstone made it a rapid fire trio of goals with his second tapping home after the Bristol keeper Dave Richards could only parry a Hancox effort.

Brown capped the scoring off in the second half, when Richards again failed to deal with a Hancox cross.

Club skipper Paul Robinson played the full match at centre-half while winger Mark Duffy was taken off after just 15 minutes to be replaced by Solomon-Otabor.

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